Sunday 26 July 2009

Fairy cake magic

This morning I got up and started baking for my friends baby shower. When sleepy head Jess came downstairs at 10h30 she was very disappointed to discover that I had already baked and decorated a dozen cupcakes and made a milk tart.

So of course I had to make another batch, this time substituting half the milk for orange flower water to try something different. Luckily Kirstin wanted to prepare the batter so besides my little tweak she actually did all the work!

I had made cream cheese frosting for the first batch so this time I made vienna cream frosting, again using the orange flower water instead of milk. We used the food colouring very carefully as we wanted pale pastel colours and the results were not half bad. I demonstrated the icing technique using the yellow on four cupcakes clamouring for some decoration and accessories and then the girls each got to dress up four cupcakes too. I think the results were fabulous...and not only did they look good dressed up in such finery, they tasted fantastic too!





5 comments:

Tracy said...

Nats - those could be displayed in any cook book, they are beautiful!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Nats - those could be displayed in any cook book, they are beautiful!!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

Thanks, but perhaps you are a teensy bit biased!!! I did enjoy making them though - rather therapeutic!

Lizle said...

Crickey, they could go into a cook book! What's orange flower water, by the way (I'm letting out my inability to do anything cooking/ingredient related). L

Natalie said...

It is water infused with orange flowers. I think I will try rose next...cupcakes were SO easy, and I certainly cannot take all the glory because Jess and Kirstin were quick studies and loved using the piping bag and all the decorations!