When baking the Kiwi cake I had a quite a bit of leftover fruit cake mix so baked a 6″ round cake with it. I knew that it would get eaten by my colleagues at Monday morning tea (a regular office home baking event). My sister arrived to ice some cookies, so I piped some daisies while she worked on her fantastic kiwi and NZ cookies. They dried over night so I was able to stick them on the following day – leftovers suddenly looked quite pretty.
This cake was for my nephew, who was back in NZ for a visit. His request was for a fruit cake and the design he picked out from one of my cake books (Party Cakes for Kiwi Kids by Annette Hislop & Linda Ross).
Yes, that’s a kiwi egg nestled in the bushes.
I have some new cake tins – the small rounds about 6cm. I’m looking forward to experimenting with these. The plan is to test these out on a series of ANZAC cakes. Keep an eye out for these in the coming week.
Also on the books for this week is a NZ themed cake.
Trying the new surprise me setting… wonder what it will do
A wedding cake for my little sister. Each layer was a different flavour; maderia, chocolate and fruit cake. Fondant icing, and roses. The bride and groom were off the shelf purchases.