Hydrangea Cake

It’s been a while since I have been creative in the kitchen. My new camera has been taking up most of my attention and I have been photographing everything except food – supposedly the reason I got the camera was to take better photos of my kitchen creations, but oh no, the creations of my…

in the pink

Today I made a cake. You may not think that is unusual for me given past posts on this β€˜ole blog of mine, but in recent months I have not ventured into the baking zone very often. Today though, I had the urge to create something pretty. And tasty. There was also the realisation that…

lemon cream cheese frosting

80 g softened cream cheese 40 g softened unsalted butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200 g icing sugar Place all ingredients in a mixer and beat until smooth. If you like a bit more tang, add a small amount of finely grated lemon rind.

orange cream cheese frosting

60 g cream cheese 20 g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 2 teaspoons orange juice 1 cup sifted icing sugar Beat cream cheese, butter, orange rind and juice until light and fluffy – Much easier with electric mixer πŸ™‚ Beat in icing sugar until smooth.

white chocolate cream cheese frosting

100 g white chocolate melts 60ml cream 200 g softened cream cheese 40 g icing sugar Melt chocolate and cream in small saucepan stirring constantly over low heat. Cool slightly. Add cream cheese and icing sugar. Beat well until smooth.

cream cheese frosting

250 grams Cream Cheese 100 grams butter 2 cups Icing Sugar (Confectioners sugar, powdered sugar) In a mixer, blend together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the Icing sugar gradually and continue mixing until well blended. This frosting is great on a variety of cakes. Add vanilla essence or paste for…

buttercream frosting

230 grams (2 cups) Icing sugar (confectioners sugar, powdered sugar) 120 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk or cream Food colouring With an electric mixer, cream butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla. With mixer on low speed gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the side…