Well Spring is well and truly here in Australia. The temperature is warming up, the flowers are starting too bloom and the possums on my roof are fighting...So, to welcome my favourite season of the year here are my "Springtime Individual Cakes." I purchased this wonderful cake tin last week and was so happy that it arrived in time. I highly recommend this tin! It's manufactured by Nordicware and is cast aluminum so that all the intricate markings of the "backyard bugs" truly shows up. I bought mine here but lots of online stores stock Nordicware. I made these cakes in two batches, one with the Donna Hay Vanilla Cake and the other with the batter from my previously posted Donut Cake. I topped them all with Royal Icing, and the recipe follows below. I would recommend baking a light-coloured cake and using lighter colour glazes, such as light pink or white. But experiment yourself and let your creativity come through! Happy Spring!
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg white
1 squeeze lemon juice
+ your choice of colouring
Whisk together all ingredients. Lightly glaze the cakes immediately, and be sure to scrap the excess glaze off so that the details of the bugs' wings shows up.
|Cakes made on "Donut Cake" recipe|