Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Promise

"When you make a promise, you have to do it!" That's what i told my girl all the time.
But i always forgot what i promised her, until she got angry..haha! Guess i'm not a good role model to her....;p
I've promised her that i'll bake something for her school party today, which the school will celebrate the Hari Raya and also the coming Deepavali and Children's day. Already showed me the notice from her school few days ago, and she too already chose her recipe. hee hee..:p
So no matter how lazy i am, i got to do it this time!

Octopus kaya pandan buns
Some pandan kaya bread for her breakfast last two days,.....made into the shape of an "octopus"!
Inspired by the "Cottage Bakery" red-bean buns, which we bought last weekend from my aunt's place. Very cute and my girl love it! Its not the taste of my buns, its the shape of it..haha!
Recipe is from my previous post.

Butterfly cupcakes
Here is it....the cupcakes i promised her for her school party.
Just a simple and easy cupcakes that the kids will like, vanila and chocolate.
The preparation for the batter only takes about 15mins, cooking time about 20 minutes then done. But the cutting and decorating part need alittle longer time, due to the mini cupcakes i made. When my daughter sees those cakes, she was so happy and said she wants to help too. Guess it worth all the trouble seeing her so happy and satisfied..:)

A recipe from one of my collection "Favourite Cupcakes". Here the recipe goes....

Ingredients for Vanilla cupcakes:
3 large eggs
225g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 + 1/2 cup Self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
225g butter, room temperature

Chocolate chips or coloured sugar sweets or M&Ms

~ Preheat oven to 180'C
~ Lightly beat the eggs, add in butter and sugar, then mix until light and fluffy.
~ Add milk, flour and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy about 2 minutes.
~ Spoon into prepared cupcake papers, bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and firm to touch.

Method for topping:
~ Combine all the topping ingredients, beat until light and fluffy.

~ Using a sharp knife, slice off the top center of each cake. Cut these circle into half and set aside.
~ Fill the center of each cupcake with icing, and stand the two pieces of cake top upright, to form wings. Slightly pipe alittle in the center of the wings to form the body of the butterfly.
~ Decorate with some chocolate chips or coloured sugar sweets in the center (body).

For those chocolate flavoured ones, just add in 100g dark chocolate pieces or chopped cooking chocolate and 1 tbsp cocoa powder.
The rest of the ingredients and method are the same as the above vanilla cupcakes.

At the end of the day when i pick up my girl from school...she happily told me the cupcakes are all finished. She was so proud that she told her friends she did the decorating..haha!
The cakes are really good for kids party, especially when you make it into small mini sizes. It looks cute..:)

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