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21st cake

3 Oct

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It was my brother’s 21st recently and I made his cake.

I wanted to make something quite impressive so I started with a double batch of white mud cake and added cocoa to half of the batter so I ended up with one white cake and one chocolate cake. I cut the white one into two layers and the chocolate one into 3 layers.

My brother is a big fan of cookies and cream chocolate, while he was living with me last year I think it was all he ate, so I made a cookies and cream ganache to go between the layers.

I used the condensed milk butter cream I have previously used fr a crumb coat. This butter cream is so decadent, it has become my go to icing, Mr Minx will eat it straight out of the bowl!

For the decoration I chose to use the petal technique I have seen so often on Pinterest. Here is a tutorial. The great thing about this technique is that it is super easy, although time consuming, and looks super awesome!image

All you need is an off set spatula or spoon, and Wilton tips number 12, I think I had number 10 as the shop was out of 12s. If you are using more than one colour you will need more than one tip.

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Basically you just dot the icing in a line down the cake

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and then spread the dots with the spatula

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Sorry for the poor picture quality, I was sick while doing this and could only manage phone photos.

On the top of the cake I put one row of dots and spread them towards the centre of the cake. Then I topped it with Oreo truffles. These were so easy to make, I used a packet of Oreos and a packet of cream cheese, popped them in the food processor and wizzed them up, made little balls and then coated them in melted chocolate.

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The cake was a pretty big hit, the family were impressed. The cake was pretty delicious, although very sweet, I couldn’t finish my piece. I forgot to take photos of the cake until we were at the restaurant so they are a bit dark, but you get the idea.

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Milo Cupcakes with Condensed Milk Buttercream

2 May


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Have you seen This is 40?, The movie with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Since we have no regular babysitter, Mr Minx and I always jump at the opportunity for the elusive date night when one of our Mums is in town. Earlier this year we were able to get to the cinema to see this movie when Mr Minx’s mum was visiting from New Zealand. We always have a laugh that this couple is us, in particular the cupcake addiction of Paul Rudd’s character.

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When I make cupcakes, I usually ice them the following day, due to being time poor and a little lazy. Often only half the cupcakes make it through the night. Unfortunately, for Mr Minx, but lucky for the cupcakes he has the flu, so most of them survived to be iced this morning.

Now lets get to the cupcakes….

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I found these Milo cupcakes with Condensed Milk Buttercream at The Bubbly Baker,

To make these delectable little morsels you will need

200g plain flour
200g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
100g Milo (I added about 130 grams of milo)
1 tsp vanilla extract
180g sour cream
170g unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs

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Combine all of this into a food processor and pulse until mixed well and smooth. I had to do this in two batches since my processor was not large enough, also I tend to be somewhat gung-ho in my approach to most things so pulsing is not in my nature and I just wizzed away and the processor was not happy. If you have a large and powerful processor this method might be for you, but in future I think I will stick to creaming the butter and sugar before adding other ingredients.

The Bubbly Baker advised that these were very rich, so I made mini cupcakes, I put a tablespoon of batter into each patty paper and baked them for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius.

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For the butter cream you need

150g unsalted butter

250g icing sugar

6tbsp condensed milk

milk for consistency

Beat the butter until light and fluffy, add the icing sugar, mix well, add the condensed milk, if needed add a small amount of milk.

I like my buttercream thick and decadent, so I added more icing sugar and no milk.

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This made so much icing, normally I just throw out the left over, but there was so much it seemed a waste. So I have bagged it up and put it in the freezer. I will let you know how that turns out. at a later date.

These cupcakes are delicious! In future I would put a little less sugar and add much more milo. The icing is like heaven! Sweet and divinely sinful!

These would be the perfect little sweet treat in the afternoon or an excellent  accompaniment to a girlie morning tea catch up.

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My To Bake List

10 Apr

Since Christmas I have been cramming as much food into myself as possible it seems, especially sweet treats! So over the weekend I put myself on a 30 day sugar ban. Crazy, I hear you say, well I am 5 days in and I am still alive but the urge to bake is strong so I thought that I would compile a quick top 5 of the things I plan to bake once I have finished torturing myself.

1. Milo cupcakes with condensed milk frosting

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These little gems come from the bubbly baker, and for those of you who don’t know what Milo is, it is a malted chocolate powder that is found here in Australia. You can drink it hot or cold, add it too icecream or if you’re really naughty you can eat it straight from the tin.

2. Salted caramel chocolate cookies

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I love the combination of salty and sweet. These look so delicious and come from The Comfort of Cooking


3. Chocolate and Oreo Tart

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This looks deliciously decadent and I can’t wait to try it. You can find it at La Receta dela Felicidad The site is in spanish and you get an interesting translation when using the Google translate option but you are able to work out what is meant

4. Blueberry cupcakes with Honey Buttercream

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Blueberry cupcakes/muffins are one of my favourites, and these are made with fresh berries rather than canned or frozen. These were originally made by Always with Butter

5. Hot Cocoa on a stick

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It is finally starting to cool down here in Brisbane and these will be perfect for an after dinner treat during Winter.

These are found at Intimate Weddings

Only 25 days to go.

Feel free to make any of these and let me know how they go.

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