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Birthday Cake Buttercream Icing

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A Birthday Cake Buttercream Icing. My first time trying to make a birthday cake


125 g Butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon rind
1 tsp vanilla essence or extract
1 tsp oil
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup full cream milk

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Birthday Cake Buttercream Icing

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Cream butter

Add sugar and continue mixing
Add eggs one at a time mixing well between additions
Stir in lemon rind, vanilla essence, and oil
Sift flour in batches with a little milk.
Mix well.

Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until the cake is cooked. Test with a skewer.

Buttercream Icing

125 g soft butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Tblsp hot water

Cream butter

Sift icing sugar into butter mixture
Add hot water and vanilla essence
Mix until smooth and creamy, some milk can be added depending on how thin you would like your icing.
*I used 2 x 20cm pans and baked for 30 minutes.
*you can use sugar instead of castor, just beat a little more


Boudoir biscuits dipped in chocolate, a variety of chocolate balls, marshmallows, ribbons.

Prepared, tried, and tested by: Layne Ram

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