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June 06, 2012


Michelle Whorwood

Very cool trina! Can I ask what cake tins ou are using... Love that size...


Your cake looks fantastic! I love how your flower turned out, and the glitter just "makes it".

This is my favourite cupcake recipe ... very versatile and very yummy!

Simple White Cake or Cupcakes

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Add flour and baking powder, and mix well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth.
Pour into a 9x9" cake pan or 12 cupcake cases.
Cook at 350F for 30-40 min (cake) or 20-25 min (cupcakes).

Simple White Icing

2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup butter
1T milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together. Beat on low speed to combine, then on medium speed for 5 min. Add extra milk to thin icing if too thick.


Try Kremelta in your icing to keep it white. As a vege based shortening it tastes better - but not the same as butter of course:)


YUM so happy to be coming to stay with you in like 10 days.....and yipeeeeeeeeeee i can be your taste tester!!! i will try ALL kinds of cakes!! and cupcakes....and slices!!! lol!!


I so wish I lived in Auckland, I'd love to do some of the courses Milly's offers. I love the pattern on the top of your cake. I sit on the fence with the whole stars thing, sometimes I love it, sometimes not.

I tagged you in a facebook pic, of a white icing cake I made recently (ala rainbow tall cake). Anyway, I'll let you in on a little secret........ purple colouring. Yep, a dot, and it really really is a dot, of purple food colouring, will take the yellow tinge away. Think of the colour wheel.


Well done Trina! Now I have a fair few recipe books for cupcakes {giggle} so let me know if you want me to look for anything. Made Annabell Langbein's choc cake the other day- it was divine! The recipe can be made as cupcakes- on her website. Looking fwd to seeing them, lucky you!

Teryl McKenzie

I did that Millys course with my sister last year Trina and loved it... have to agree with you on the Snocreme... enjoy! and look forward to future pics :)

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