The first baking in 2009


My first baking in 2009 is my for ever favourite Lamingtons. This time I just changed the traditional chocolate glaze for a soft teal coloured glaze. Which match the cold weather here perfectly.

I am planning on making these as mini bite size’s with pink & red glaze with strawberry flavour for Valentine’s gifts next month.

If you are going to make them with soft coloured glaze then a good tip is to also trim away the “bottom” of the cake. I normally dont do it when I use chocolate glaze but it can leave “freckels” in the glaze which dont look good. Also remember to make the glaze a bit more runny so it is easier to spoon over the cakes.

Glaze icing:
1 pound of sifted icing sugar
3 tbsp of soft unsalted butter
1/2 cup of milk or water (you may need a little bit more if the glaze is too thick. If so then add 1 tsp at a time)
Food colouring (add it before you heat the glaze and add it sparingly if you want soft pastel colours)
Chocolate glaze: mix in 1/3 of sifted cocoa powder

Mix it all together in a small casserole and heat it gently until warm and pourable.

You can make other flavours like: strawberry, mint, lemon and passionfruit if you like.

Happy Caking



  1. Louise says

    Eunice: The same to you to.

    Snooky doodle: A pound cake would be great. The important thing is that its firm and dont crumble. The cake gets softer when its coated.

    Sherry. Thank you.

    Ladybug Luggage: Oh you should try them they are so simple and taste nice.

  2. marielba says

    Hello Louise, I did not know about Lamingtons before, it is not costume in my country to bake it but it looks so delicious and your decoration is so delicate and beautiful as usual,
    Hugs from Venezuela, South America

  3. says

    I love the colour of these Louise. The photo is perfect….. and you are making me quite homesick….. just to think of lamingtons!!!

  4. Ladybug Luggage says

    I thought about making these the other day, I’m not from Australia, but I think I will try them. I made mini cupcakes in pastel colours for my first baking of the year.

    Happy Baking in 2009!!

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