Friday, 5 October 2012

RSPCA Happy Tails Day

Today was RSPCA Happy Tails Day, so what better excuse to find some cute little animal butts?

When I was looking for ideas I saw some gorgeous cakes on Pinterest, then I thought, what sort of cute animals have cute tails. . . Bumble Bees of course - and that thought also took care of the type of cake I'd make too. I've never made a bee-sting & to be quite honest I'm not a fan of them. There's something about the custard filling that just doesn't sit well with me - give me loads of cream any day :-)

As these were going to daycare I used my new-old favourite banana cake recipe & did them in the doughnut maker, which was a slight disaster, but live & learn. . .

 Cut in half. . . .

 Pipe some really thick custard inside. I cheated & used custard powder ;-)
Make sure you make this the day before, or at least a few hours so it has plenty of time to cool in the fridge

 Pop your tops back on

 And they could be served as is. . .

Or you could top with cream cheese icing and a chocolate shard to turn them into Bumble Bee bottoms :-)

In retrospect I should have iced down all the side as well. . .

And maybe trying to work with chocolate on a 30+ degrees day with high humidity was not a clever idea either

This is what they look like form the top

 En masse
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  1. Wow! I chose a blog at random from the Blogtoberfest sign-up list, and that's how I got here. As soon as I saw the name of this blog I knew I'd LOVE it. Lunch is my favourite time of the day, along with breakfast, dinner, and supper. I would eat all of the things you have posted here, and other things too. If you need help to clean up, just call me. Do you have a dog? That is a lucky dog. My tail is wagging! Murphy

    1. Thanks Murphy! You forgot to mention second breakfast, 11-sies, morning tea, smoko, and my favourite - dessert!
      I often use day care as an experimental ground & the people I work with are also quite happy to take any rejects (that is if I can get them past my husband ;-D )
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    2. Murphy, my apologies for not having read your blog before I replied. I asked the Staffie next door to translate for me, even though your English is marvellous! Apparently I need to say:
      Woof, woofwoof wooof Barkbark. Grroof. . .hhahhahha, hha woof
      I hope I got the accent right ;-D


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