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Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Simple birthday cakes: rainbow cupcakes, jelly belly flower cake, choc mint cupcakes
gluten free vanilla cupcakes that I had made for our jelly bean cupcakes recently. As they are best on the day of baking, I made them early on the morning of the lunch so they cooled in time to decorate.
sausage rolls to take down. Sylvia has gone hot and cold on these but seems to be enjoying these lately. They are easy traditional party food. (Upon heading home at the end of the day we were happy to have left a few at home.) We also had dips and chips and cheezels. The desserts, however are the star of the show for my little sweet tooth Sylvia!
vegan chocolate cakes that I made last year for her class. This time I put a little peppermint essence in the cake mixture.
The main attraction was the crushed peppermint crisp. My mum always puts it on pavolva. I thought it would work on cupcakes but after Sylvia had helped me sprinkle it everywhere (table, hair, floor) I worried that it would melt overnight. I was a little bit right. It was still edible but so so so sticky. Sylvia and her friends seemed to love it. One kid was seen licking icing off the tub after school!
jelly belly jelly beans. I still remember discovering them as an impressionable 14 year old and I still am amazed by the range of flavours. Some of Sylvia's favourite flavours were candy floss, buttered popcorn, caramel corn, toasted marshmallow, banana and watermelon.
banana yoghurt cake (which is becoming a favourite birthday cake) with leftover blue icing and jelly belly flowers. When dessert came, Sylvia amused me when she cut herself a circle shaped piece of cake around her favourite flower! It was the one with lots of different colours.
Smiggle!) She was also very spoilt with lots of other lovely presents - books, craft kits, clothes and a little trampoline for the backyard. And there was a party. I will soon share some of the party food!
Alphabakes blog event. This month the theme is the letter S (for Sour Straps). I am sending the jelly belly flower cake to Eat Your Veg (and Bangers and Mash) for the March Family Foodies event: Let's Get Baking.