Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Up up and away.....

God help me! My husband has the dreaded man flue, he is in bed laughing his head of whilst watching the new episode of Top Gear! The poor thing, he must be feeling terrible ;-).....

Well l have had a busy couple of days, with taking care of the above very sick husband. I also had a order to make some cupcakes for a little boy who was having his birthday at the Plane museum. I decorated the cupcakes with pale blue Butter Icing (to represent the sky) and some really cute little planes which l made with fondant.

I used the Coconut Cake Recipe from the Planet Cake Cook Book

220g softened butter
325g lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp coconut extract
3 eggs
130g desecated coconut
360g SR flour
360ml butter milk

Preheat oven to 180, Grease tin and line base and sides.

Beat butter, sugar and coconut extract until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beat well after each. Fold in the comined coconut and sifted flour alternating with spoonfuls of buttermilk.

Spoon mixture into tin. For a cake you would bake it for 1hr 10 min until goldern & skewer comes out clean. For the cupcakes l baked them for 25 minutes

Leave in tin for at least 5 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool.

Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions.


Y x


  1. That plane on your cupcake is ADORABLE! Good job! :)
    P.S. I've enjoyed reading your blog--I just stumbled across it today and I also left you another comment on your gardener cake post. :)