Sunday, June 21, 2009

The big 3-0 is fast approaching.... oh and some Tea Cake Cup Cakes

Well l have 6 days more days of being in my 20's eeek.... It feels like it has taken ages for me to turn 30 I think my husband is more depressed about me turning 30 then l am, as he can no longer say that his wife is in her 20's.

Mum has been pestering me for ages about what l would like for my birthday, I'm hopeless with giving suggestions so Mum and l decided to spend the day shopping at Chadstone to see if we could find anything.

We found the birthday present, but l will let you know what that is when it's actually my birthday! But l can tell you about the great shop that l found called Wheel&Barrow . It has all types of kitchen products from KitchenAids, Megamixs, baking products, crockery the list goes on and on. I made a small purchase of some large white Coffee Mugs, some black and white stripe Cup Cake Cases and lastly a meat thermometer for the beautiful roast pork l had just bought.

On another note my husband was meant to play in his first golf competition today, so whilst anxiously awaiting his return the boys and l thought we would make his favorite teacake in cupcake form of course.

Tea Cake Cup Cakes
125g unsalted butter
3/4 Caster Sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp of Vanilla Essence
1/2 Cup Milk

Cream butter, essence and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beat until combined. Stir in half the sifted flour and half the milk, then stir in remaining flour and milk. Pour mixture into 12 patty pans (in a 12-hole muffin tray.)

Bake for 15 minutes in a moderate oven 190-200

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping, melt some butter and then brush onto the top of the cupcakes and then sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar.




  1. the black & white stripes. is your wheel&barrow like our crate&barrel?

  2. Hi Kate, I think it might be but ours is more dedicated to kitchen stuff, they don't stock any furniture or anything. Hope you and the boys are well! Y x

  3. Katherine JamisonJune 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Yummo Vette-girl! Whipped these up this-arvo with Evie's help and we LOVE them. My first Vette-Recipe is a roaring success!

  4. Glad you liked them Kicks, try the Carrot Spice Cakes next there fab! xx