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Baking/ Cake/ Dessert/ Thermomix

Flower Power Cake

This was the cake that I made for my grandma’s 87th birthday!

This was a really easy and simple cake to make and includes:

1. 30 Second Vanilla Buttercake (x 2 cakes in 20cm cake tins) with toasted coconut in-between cake layers

2. Perfect Buttercream Icing (x 4 batches) piped with a Wilton 2D piping tip

3. Candy Melt Flowers (Red and Pink Candy Melts melted in ziplock bags and piped into flower shapes) with edible gold leaf.

I don’t speak/read/write in Chinese, however I copied some Chinese writing which says ‘Happy Birthday’ for my Chinese speaking grandma – and lucky she knew what it said! I was worried I copied the characters poorly lol!!

Assembly of the cake is illustrated in the photos below:

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Baking/ Cake/ Chocolate

Milo Buttercream Icing

This is a beautiful Milo Buttercream Icing perfect for your cakes or cupcakes! This is a variation of my Perfect Buttercream Icing recipe. This Milo Buttercream icing is piped on Milo Fudge Cake (made as cupcakes) in the photo, and will also be delicious piped on 30 Second Vanilla Butter Cake (made as a cake or cupcakes).

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Milo Buttercream Icing

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 120 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 340 grams icing sugar
  • 20 grams milk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons Milo

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

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Add the above ingredients into the bowl - mix 1 1/2 minutes/Speed 5.

3

METHOD (Electric Beater):

4

Place all ingredients into bowl and beat until light and fluffy.

Notes

Buttercream icing can be refrigerated/frozen, and defrosted at room temperature to pipe πŸ™‚

 

Cake/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Perfect Buttercream Icing

This has been the buttercream icing recipe I have been using in my Kitchenaid ever since my start of cake decorating. This is easy to pipe, tastes great, sets nicely and is veryΒ versatileΒ with colours and flavourings of your choice!

I’ve tried a few Thermomix buttercream icing recipes but always come back to my own that I make in the Kitchenaid. I haaate using the butterfly whisk with icing recipes as there always tends to be lumpy bits of butter in there – plus scraping the icing off it, and having another thing to wash just isn’t my thing!

You can make this with butter straight from the fridge, but you will just need to mix it for about 3 minutes, and scraping down after 1 minute.Β 

This recipe can also be easily doubled – mix for 1 1/2 minutes, scrape down, the mix for a further 1 1/2 minutes.

 

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Add the above ingredients into the bowl
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Mix 1 1/2 minutes/Speed 5
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This was a batch of 20 cupcakes – I used 2 x batches of the Buttercream Icing recipe – scraped pink icing on one side, and white icing on the other side of the piping bag to get a dual tone effect
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To pipe roses – start from the middle in a circular motion to the outside edge of the cupcake using Wilton 2D tip

 

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Perfect Buttercream Icing – easy to pipe and sets nicely!


Perfect Buttercream Icing

Print Recipe
Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 120 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 340 grams icing sugar
  • 20 grams milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or flavour of your choice)
  • Optional - food colouring

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add the above ingredients into the bowl - mix 1 1/2 minutes/Speed 5.

3

METHOD (Electric Beater):

4

Place all ingredients into bowl and beat until light and fluffy.

Notes

Note: buttercream icing can be refrigerated/frozen, and defrosted at room temperature to pipe πŸ™‚