Ok ladies, look away now if you are squimish, because today we are talking rabbits' bottoms. I would like you to think bunnies digging for carrots and I think if you indulge me here, this is the kind of thing you would imagine. A white pom pom tail and two oversized feet attached to a butt swinging in the wind. You know a kind of head down bum up, don't mess with me, I'm busy digging look.
I was tiring of making cup cakes I didn't like. Too dry and just too boring, so I made up my own recipe. I even pressed a mini Easter egg into their centres for good measure and a bit of fun, just to see what happened.
And here's what did. It made it's way to the bottom, intact and without leaving a trail behind it. Oh I just had a horrible thought, but as we are talking rabbits bottoms, I'll let you work that one out for yourselves.
Now baking is very scientific activity and here in the Beach House test kitchen, we muck around heaps, but I can tell you, I didn't expect this. They only rose on one side of the patty pan. I pulled them out of the oven and instantly thought...... bottoms
Over the last 10 years I've had my fair share of patting them, wiping them and when pushed, occasionally smacking them, so it's no wonder the first thought that came to mind when I saw them, was bottoms. But what to do with them. Simple..... it's Easter soon and I need content for the blog. Through necessity, I have learned to turn almost any culinary disaster into a save and to be honest, I don't think this is a bad one.
As always, the journey was what was important, despite the outcome. My little Easter egg unwrapper was in her element. One for her, one for the bowl.
It took me some time in the biscuit aisle at the supermarket to work out what to use for the feet and I now have a pantry full of cr*pola that the Beach House Brats will enjoy muchly. I did find something suitable though, a new product, Belvita, which worked well, cut into 4. I had to let the biscuits soften naturally out of the packet for a few hours, so they didn't split upon cutting. I iced them with white chocolate, added cachous for the toes and some coconut for fur.
My little cardboard cake stand that I picked up for a throw away price at the the $2 store was itching for a run. And so I give you The Easter Bunny Butt Cake.
They do look a little bit home made, but were fun to make and I don't think the Beach House Brats minded one little bit.
I dragged them from their respective screens on a wet Saturday afternoon and we sat down together for a nice afternoon tea. Oh and if you can't get your head around the rabbit butt thingy, maybe we could go with faceless angels, being Easter and all.
The afternoon tea was a 'diet starts Monday' kind of moment for me. I had to taste my new recipe and it was good. I ripped off all the lollies and just had virgin cupcake. Yummo I now have my go to cupcake recipe!!!!!
So here's the recipe
250g (1 cup) butter softened
250g (1 cup) brown sugar
250g self raising flour (1 cup)
2 tspns vanilla essence
1/4 cup mik
Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. Cream butter and sugar in a food processor, add eggs one at a time. With the processor on, slowly add flour, milk and vanilla to batter mix. Mix til combined. Makes 14 large cupcakes. For a bit of fun stuff an small Easter egg into the centre of each cake. Bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Frost with cream cheese icing, recipe here .
Have a great week all and if you'd like a little scout around Desire Empire, I've added a New button at the top of my side bar with some coastal styling ideas going right back to the beginning of this blog.
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