Monday, June 25, 2012

Lamingtons - Take 1

Pro-Tip:  When I put "Take #" in the title you know it's probably not good news!

Miss 10 has a class party tomorrow, which we found out about on Friday, and she wanted to make and take in Lamingtons.

So on Saturday we made a lamington sponge recipe (from the Country Women's Association cookbook) to leave for a couple of days and today we were going to ice it.

I had put it in what I thought was an airtight container.  Unfortunately, we have some clever ants in this part of the world and they had found their way inside the container :(

Major disappointment when I had to throw all of the cake out :( ...

Hubby was despatched to locate a sponge cake down at the local shops which could be used instead - however, the best he could do was a jam roll.

So we iced that - after a minor disaster with the icing (we had followed a recipe for that but the quantities were way off) :( ... The second batch of icing was better ... so hopefully tomorrow we'll be able to slice the jam roll and she can take that in instead.

I don't often makes cakes or similar ... and I'm thinking we need more practice!


Suldog said...

Very simple icing/frosting recipe:

Mix butter with confectioner's (powdered) sugar - quantities don't matter much, so long as you keep adding one or the other until the consistency is what you want. Then add your favorite flavoring. If it becomes a mite loose when the flavor is added, then add more sugar. If the flavoring makes it too dry, add more butter!

Old NFO said...

Ouch... sounds like ONE of those weekends when NOTHING goes right! Hopefully you were able to salvage it for her!

DaddyBear said...

So, what exactly is a Lamington?

Julie said...

A lamington is a square of sponge cake covered in chocolate and dessicated coconut.

And they are yummy!

Thanks for the icing recipe Suldog, I'll give it a go next time!

DaddyBear said...

And now I have another munchable to make. Thanks!