• 01Aug

    Tennis Ball Cake

    I adapted a minni cupcake recipe from the Hamlyn book 200 mini cupcake recipes. Their recipe is great and involves lemon liqueur mine does not! There’s are also not tennis balls 🙂

    I used for the cakes:

    250 g of softened goats butter

    250 g of caster sugar

    250 g of self raising flour

    4 eggs

    3 table spoons of lemon juice

    The rinds of 4 lemons

    I blended these all together and put a dollop of cake mix into each cup cake case and placed them onto the middle tray of my preheated over – gas mark 4 for 18 minutes. The mix did 24 cakes which I cooked in two batches after an initially collapsing failure from trying to do multiple batches in the oven like I do when baking biscuits :/

    Lemon burst cupcakes straight out of the oven

    I then popped them onto a cooling rack.

    Lemon burst cupcakes cooling

    Whilst the first batch was cooling and the second batch was cooking I made the icing.

    200 g of softened goats butter

    5 table spoons of lemon curd

    2 table spoons of lemon juice

    I mixed these together and just kept adding icing sugar until in was a nice spreadable consistency.

    I put a splotch on the top of each cake and spread it.

    Adding the lemon curd icing Spreading the lemon curd butter icing

    I then added bright yellow sugar crystals to the top (I bought these in Sainsbury’s).

    Adding sprinkles to the cup cakes

    I then mixed a little more icing sugar into the left over icing so that it would be a bit stiffer for pipping. I snipped the tip off of a disposable icing bag and filled it with the mix. I then pipped two curves on each cake to represent the white lines on a tennis ball.

    Cakes popped back in baking tray Adding the tennis ball lines to the cup cakes

    The cakes were mistaken as part of the art display 🙂

    Lemon tennis ball cup cakes Tennis Ball cakes in union jack cases

    Filed under: Cakes

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  • Dawid Says:

    Wow that is something else. What kind is it. I have no idea what haepenpd with it. I have ordered a few cakes from Sobeys and none ever had that much icing on it! I would show Sobeys the picture and ask for a refund. Holy heart attack, they must have a new baker lol.The ones I ordered were actually quite nice. I have only ordered a 1/2 slab or 1/4 slab cake though.But I see that you bought an already made cake. I have also tried thier fruit flan off shelf, which my guys prefer over a traditional birthday cake, not as much sweet icing.I generally like thier bakery items, sorry you had such a bad experience, especially seeing that Sobeys has bought out Safeway now too.I think you should give them another try, maybe ask for another new cake to try out.

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