Friday, October 24, 2008
Fly away home...
Last week I made these little ladybird cupcakes and took them down to Christchurch for my niece and nephew. The cakes themselves are white chocolate and raspberry flavoured – the chocolate was melted and the raspberry flavour just came from raspberry essence. I find that kids don’t like things too strongly flavoured.
The icing on top of the cakes is white chocolate ganache coloured with red colouring. I was really pleased with the colour which looks just like that of a ladybird. The dots were made with melted chocolate, as were the eyes and antennae. I was a little disappointed with the antennae and the eyes – they just weren’t as good as I had hoped! But Griffyn and Piper loved them - they ate two of the mini ones each as soon as I gave them to them. The idea is simple but the end result is quite effective.