Thursday, 26 May 2011
Today is the day of Australia's Greatest Morning Tea, a national fundraising effort by the Cancer Council to help raise funds for more research, prevention and support (read more about it here). We are hosting our agency charity event next Thursday but have given it a slight twist by making it a bake-off. Damn, it just got competitive. This gives me the fear. Big time. I am totally shocking at baking. I readily admit that I'm not the best cook in the world, but I'm slowly getting a few go-to dishes like this Chorizo and Pea Risotto recipe or this Thai Green Curry recipe.
The few times I've tried to bake have been - let's just say - unsuccesful. My poor friend Joey once had a birthday cake that resembled a cookie for her birthday as I didn't realise I had used the grill setting and not an oven setting. I completely burnt the top and then had to try and flip it upside down to try and cook through the rest. Disaster (but she is too much of an angel and was thrilled with having a cake anyways!).
This time I am going to take extra special care and try and bake like I've never baked before. I have been looking for some inspiration and although all of these are out of my range of difficulty, I can't help but dream that I'll create something that looks half as delicious. I'll be attempting my first cookery post next week to let you know how it goes.
If anyone has any good recipes, please let me know them!!!
Strawberry Cream Cupcakes from Call Me Cupcake
Rainbow Cupcakes from trublmaker Tumblr
Pink on Pink Cake from Call Me Cupcake
Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes from I Heart Katie Cupcakes
Mint Cupcakes from Tumblr
Lemon Cupcakes from 52Cupcakes
Thin Mint Cupcakes from Ingredients of a 20 Something