What food do you think about when it is time to celebrate?? Is it just me, or does champagne come to mind first. After all, what is a celebration without a bottle or two of bubbly?
Needless to say I have been struggling to associate a particular food with a celebration, upon asking around most people seem to think of cake when there is a celebration. My next thought was the celebrations themselves, in our house it is mainly birthdays we celebrate, and sure enough, it is all about the cake.
It will be my gorgeous little girl’s fourth birthday at the beginning of May and she is already planning her party. She plans to invite friends for a Princess and Pirates Tea Party. We have been doing the rounds together visiting op shops looking for gorgeous tea cups. I plan to use an image from this photographic shoot to make the tea party invitations for her party.
½ t/s vanilla
½ cup caster sugar
1 cup SR flour
2 T/s milk
6-8 t/s strawberry jam
125gm butter softened
1 ½ cups icing sugar
1 ½ Tbs rose water
Decorations as desired
Preheat oven to 160 degrees and add muffin papers to tin.
Beat butter, flour, sugar, vanilla and milk in a small electric mixer bowl until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the eggs and beat until pale on a medium to high speed.
Put a spoonful of the mixture in each of the patty papers ensuring the base of the papers are covered.
Add ½ a teaspoon of jam to each of the cupcakes.
Continue to top the cupcakes with the remainder of the mixture.
Bake for 20minutes or until golden and cooked.
To make the butter cream beat the butter until pale.
Add the icing sugar and rose water.
Pipe the cakes with butter cream mixture and top with any decorations.
Please have a look at how my fellow challengers have interpreted the theme of “Celebration”!
What would be your favourite celebration food?