Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Buttermilk Mini Cakes with Passionfruit and Lime Frosting

I’ve finally risen from the dead after three weeks without posting anything on here, but it still feels as though there are cobwebs in the cracks and I cannot wait to get this “thesis”/”dissertation”/ life engulfing piece of shit out of the way so I can return to baking. Even if its just a crappy packet mix I’ll take it ! 

In aid of my non-existence recently, I thought I’d pull out some photographs that were hiding in my computer. In March I doused mini cakes in passionfruit and lime curd, the results basically confirmed why the mini cake trend has basically gone Pinterest viral. 
The recipe for the cakes is from my lovely boss at Fair Cake, she wrote a whole post about it here, it’s worth having a look at because a) her cake decorating skills are mental and b) the mini cakes sponges are laden with buttermilk. 
I used a simple crusting buttercream to sandwich the cakes together as well, this sorta frosting kinda gets more gross as I get older, which is a shame really, because sometimes it can create the perfect finish. 

I promise to come out of my cocoon soon! 

Love Em xx
Recipes



Frosting
Mix 500 grams icing sugar to 250 grams unsalted butter, plus five tablespoons of curd. 

Methods
Bake the cakes in a rectangular baking sheet, cool and chill in the fridge overnight and then use your largest cookie cutter to cut the rounds. Layer with dollops of frosting, followed by more curd. 

14 comments:

  1. And you get to eat the scraps, right? Right. Major selling point.

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  2. Awesome, AWESOME pictures! Loving the turntable xxx

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  3. These look beautiful! I'm so glad you dragged them off your computer and onto here. I may even have to bookmark them... :)

    Best of luck with your dissertation. It feels never ending but you will get there!

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    1. Thank you Jo! I've just 2 weeks to get there - lets hope I do!!

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  4. Gorgeous pics! Love this mini cake idea.

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  5. Good luck with the dissertation! I emerged from the cave about a week ago and it's taken that long to stop feeling like I should be in the library rather than the kitchen. Cake will get you through :)

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    1. Thank you! I am so jealous that you've emerged from the cav and I've yet to even enter it... How did you get through it?!

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  6. it looks delicious and lovely!

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  7. Haha- I adore your description of your dissertation! Good luck with all the work. Beautiful pictures too.

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    1. Thank you Kate!! I'd happily write a description of my disso, but to actually execute it.. thats a different story..

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  8. Nice post , i hope everyone will like your post

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  9. I <3 mini cakes and these are total stunners.

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  10. Such adorable little cakes, and beautiful pictures! I'm glad you posted them, and happy to see you are still hanging in there despite the pressure of the dissertation. Hang in there! I will be so happy to have you back to the blogging world once you've turned in your paper, and slept for 3 straight days or so. And I can't wait to read it!

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