Sunday, January 13, 2008

cupcakes


cupcakes

We had a high tea to celebrate Miss DD's birthday yesterday. I was very pleased how the cupcakes turned out.

We had so much food. I did my usual trick of over catering so we had to "go out into the highways and byways to compel them to come in"... actually we just got on the phone and invited some more people at the last minute. Like half and hour's notice! LOL! They were pleased to come though.

Lamingtons - I forgot these are an Australasian thing until I saw my comments with some puzzled punters queries! ;-) An online recipe is here.
I did pink ones using Greggs Jellytime jelly. You roll the sponge squares in the unset jelly before coating them with coconut. You have to work fast because that jelly sets jolly quick!!

13 comments:

  1. LOVE those cupcakes Penny!!! They look so girly and pretty :) It's funny the things we think people will automatically know about like lamingtons. Sounds like you all had a fab time :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, they look gorgeous AND delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lamingtons, I remember having them about 30 years ago. Never knew they were australian, I thought they were English.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They look yummy!! Would love to get together some time - drop me a line :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awesome cupcakes! What a beautiful idea having a high tea. Sounds ever so posh!
    Happy birthday to DD & congrats on the first year being over!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those are so beautiful! That is a great idea to do a high tea for her birthday party. I might steal the idea for one of Kate's future birthday parties.

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh my goodness, those are the most beautiful cupcakes, on the most beautiful plate! I can't beleive it's been a year. Happy Birthday, Lydia! Oh, and I'm seriously envying your hot weather at the moment. It rained sideways, today.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love those cupcakes, darlin'! They look sooooo yummy. Wanting some right now, my only non stomach sick time of the day!

    Checked out the lamingtons recipe. Holy smokes! You Australians really know how to live it up with the desserts! Yum!

    Glad that the birthday was an enjoyable one! Hmmmm high tea. Such a great idea. Don't think that would go over here, though. I'd have to try something like coffee break at the local starbucks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You guys sound like us - we always cater for twice as many people as we invite. We always laugh that we need to put a sign at the gate - "free food - pease save us from it!"

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely idea Penny and I love the pink theme. It must be nice doing something girly after all the trains, chainsaws, weedies and diggers.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yummy, almost too beautiful to eat but only almost;p Gorgeous how you presented them!

    ReplyDelete
  12. happy belated birthday to the lil miss and happy birthing day to you.

    those cupcakes are amazing!!

    ReplyDelete