Saturday, January 17, 2009
THE GIANT CUP CAKE
I had so much fun this week creating a birthday cake for Izzy. For those of you who don't know Izzy she is my little cooking companion, she lives opposite and was about to be 5 years old! A big occasion for her. I was honoured to be allowed to prepare the cake for the big day.
What would I do? No problem there as Izzy loves everything pink and her favourite book is called "Pinkalicious". I got her Mum to let me have the book and set about recreating pinkalicious' favourite cake.
Izzy wanted cupcakes. I also decided to surprise her with her own giant cupcake. I had so much fun putting it all together, mixing up pink butter cream icing, in various shades of course, and sprinkling on the finishing touches. Took me back to when my children were small. By the time I had finished there was pink icing and sprinkles all over the kitchen and I was so happy in my little pink girly world.
I know everyone has their own cupcake recipe, the only thing you need is a giant cupcake tin which are available in all kitchen stores, and butter cream frosting isn't exactly a recipe so I won't bore you with a details, instead I will let the picture of Izzy with her cake tell the story. It proves that when you are 5 years old real pleasure lies in the simplicity of a cupcake. Oh to be 5 years old again.