They are simple little cakes set in patty pans, but bring back memories of ones past.
Back when i was a kid, they were a must have at parties. There were precisely three main types.
1. the pink ones, covered in a delicious raspberry jelly coating, covered in coconut, the right amount of cream for moisture and the glazed cherry for decoration.
2. the brown ones, also known as the lammington ones, which had a rich chocolate coating, covered with coconut and like wise with the pink ones, the right amount of whipped cream and a glazed cherry.
3. Butterflies. Should i say simple? This requires techinique to cut a circular cone in the middle of the cupcake, filling it with some whipped cream/strawberry jam, making the cone into wings, setting them as wings and dusting with icing sugar.
These three cakes were what my mother would make. I was always enchanted by them. I think this started my love for cupcakes…baking….and just cooking.
Are there any foods that spurred you into cooking from a young age?
What foods from your childhood bring back the best memories?