Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Koala Bear Lamington Cupcakes for Australia Day



The question is, will these Koala Bear Lamington Cupcakes compare to the great culinary experience on the Australia Day weekend, last year?


  There was lunch at Cranky Fins Holidae Inn and a swim at Palm Beach.


There was an Australia Day BBQ with pavlova, which looked fine on the platter, but more like Eton Mess when it was served up to my guests.


And to top it all off, there was a fantastic 70th birthday breakfast party to attend at Dunes Restaurant in Palm Beach.



This year may be a little less exciting, who knows.  But one thing is for sure, the kids and I will have fun making these cute Koala Bear Lamington Cupcakes for a BBQ at some point, on the Australia Day Weekend.


Koala Bear Lamington Cupcakes
makes 12

1 cupcake packet mixture (or your fave cupcake recipe)

For the decoration
1 cup icing sugar
1-2 heaped tablespoon of cocoa power
Water
Desiccated coconut (about 1 cup)
12 Pink Marshmallows
24 choc bits
12 mini chocolate bullets
1 tube black Queens icing writing
Mini Australian flags

Make 12 cupcakes

To Make frosting 
Combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder, and a few tablespoons of water in a bowl and mix well.  In the really warm climbs of Australia, you may want to add a knob of melted butter, so the icing firms up.

To Decorate
Place the coconut on a plate
Ice the cakes and dip them in the coconut. Set aside. Reserve some icing for the ears.
Cut the marshmallows in half  to from 24 disks.  Dip the edges and back of the marshmallows into the chocolate icing. 
Add a few drops of water if the icing is too firm.
Dip the chocolate coated edges of the marshmallow into the coconut, being careful not to get the coconut all over the center of the marshmallow.
Firmly place the ears onto the cupcakes
Use the choc bits to form the bears eyes.
Use the mini chocolate bullets to from the bears nose.
Use the black icing writing, to finish the eyes and nose as per the photo.
Place your mini Australian flags on one of the cupcakes. 


If you would like a bit more of a challenge, there is always my Australia Day Flag Cake. Directions on how to make it are here

For more sweet treats, have a look here.

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8 comments :

  1. Carolyn, they are just too cute. xx

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  2. Those cupcakes are so cute. The fruit look so yummy.

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  3. My daughter will love making these cute koala cupcakes with me for Australia Day!

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  4. Too cute indeed! I have an Australia Day party to attend, I wonder if I could muster up the effort to actually make these! x

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  5. THANK YOU for this!!! I love them and will be making them with my three daughters

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  6. Oh these are too cute to eat - well almost ;)

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  7. Oh I just love these! They are the cutest thing ever!!

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  8. I love how you decorate for Aussie Day! Those koalas are just adorable :)

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