Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Donna Hay's Beehive Cupcakes

Today we held an afternoon tea at work in honour of Janet, who finishes up this week to have a baby.  Linda made a beautiful nappy cake for Janet as a gift from all of Janet's colleagues, and there was terrific catering from Junto Cafe.  And of course, I baked.  My contribution to our feast was Donna Hay's Beehive Cupcakes, with honey buttercream icing instead of meringue icing because I did not want to feed uncooked eggs to a pregnant lady.

My beehives look a little flat, primarily because it was a warm night and there was no time for me to set my buttercream before piping it onto the cakes.  I don't think anyone, least of all me, cared about that.  

The resulting honey flavoured cupcakes with honey icing were devine.  There was not so much honey as to make the cakes sickeningly sweet - the honey just added a pleasant sweetness and no more.

You can find the recipe for the cakes here on Donna Hay's website.  And you can find the recipe for the honey buttercream here.