Sweet Treat Desserts
For over 25 years Lyndey Milan has a trademark style of summer baking and what a perfect way to share her exciting secrets on the Lyndey Milan’s Summer Baking Secrets on Channel 7. Lyndey’s six week delicious adventures begin with mouth-watering baked goods, all which can be easily re-created at the heart of your own kitchen, then comes with a fair few of time-saving tips, baking secrets, and her personal insights. Not only does she make the most simple recipes look heavenly rewarding but so does her first-ever bakeware range, the culmination of 30 year’s experience and a two-year collaboration with Margaret Butler, founder of Anasazi.
That summer themed high tea spread at Lyndey Milan’s Bakware Launch.
You’d want a slice or maybe the whole cake in your stomach as the chocolate naked cake is filled with outer layer of buttercream. It’s not your traditional cake as it has a colourful texture of smooth creamy chocolate cream and oh the fresh flowers and leaves adds a nice floral surprise.
Eyes on this Chocolate Naked Cake prize decorated with fresh flowers
That inner shot of the layered cake…HMMMMMMmmmm…
The Mexicans are in town with these adorable child size jalapeno mini muffins. These sweet, crumbly muffins are unbelievably easy to finish and might I say would be perfect compliment to any soup. I didn’t have portion control for this as it was a nice spicy kick to my tastebuds.
Jalapeno Mini Muffins
With the success of Summer Baking Secrets Tv Series, it’s only right for Lyndey to release her first-ever bakeware range. If you’ve been secretly watching Lyndey Milan’s top tips about baking and easy peasy recipes then you would have easily noticed her bakeware ranges. It’s hard to forget where you’ve placed each piece of these products as there’s a variety of modern cream ceramic-coated tinware, new-age silicone bakeware, clever double seal storage containers and let’s not forget Lyndey’s signature hot-pink baking accessories.
Truly the new-age silicone bakeware
The TV series is based around Lyndey’s collection as it brings the best out of every home cook even if you’re clueless about cooking. It’s definitely your bake range heroes. All Lyndey’s Bake Range is available to purchase in store from Blueprint Retail in Potts Point. Better get those silicon heart shaped chocolate mold, it’s too sweet to resist in your kitchen.
Now I need this and this and that in my kitchen. OH AND that knife as well 😀
If you’re a cheesecake fan then you’d wouldn’t want to miss out on this. It is dainty and light topped with honeycomb caramel crumbles.
Now now before I start telling myself I need to control my sugar diet these orange and lime marmalade trifle filled in a cup screams summer more than a bright citrusy dessert.
Cute cups filled with Orange and Lime Marmalade Trifle
Now if you don’t like eating veggies then why not hide them in a cake? The gluten-free carrot and zucchini slab cake knows how to disguise it’s healthy looks and taste. There’s a great scent of ground cinnamon and orange grind. By the way you wouldn’t miss it for the world that lemon icing and to garnish the toasted fragrant of sunflower, pumpkin seeds and pine nut mix.
Gluten-Free Carrot and Zucchini Slab Cake
Who needs assistance to eat the simple chocolate fudge cake topped with fresh rasphberries when you can certainly have it all to yourself. This cake is delicious on its own but even better topped fresh pieces of rasphberries. This might be one of the most heavenly bakes to devour and with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side, it would be 110% perfect.
Simple Chocolate Fudge Cake topped with fresh Raspberries
Thumbs up for tasting so good!
A selection of bite-size cakes. Now which one should I eat first? 😛
Simon from SimonFoodFavourites says “Take a selfie with Tetsuya”
Had to join the Tetsuya Wakuda selfie line
Oh who is this CUTIE PIE?! Baby Noah and Jackie M and also HELLO Christine from Cooking Crusade
This extraordinary dessert, made Simon from SimonFoodFavourites eye on it for an hour at least before it was time to cut. Made with crisp hazelnut meringue and whipped cream then topped with fruit pieces, I had leverage over Simon. Teehee.
Perfect Layered Hazelnut Meringue Cake splashed with fresh fruit pieces.
Now that’s one crazy meringue cake I wouldn’t mind taking home.
You’re my five spice plum and almond crumble pie. It contains a rich taste and that hit of salt balances out the sweetness of the stone fruit with some luscious plums in between.
That long log of Five Spice Plum and Almond Crumble Pie
Like Lyndey’s vibrant personality, it’s only right her collection is warm and inviting with each baking piece featuring her recipes. With inspirations from her friends and family, she explains it’s important we don’t waste our time washing and cleaning in the kitchen after a long days work cooking and baking, so every piece is dishwasher safe. For her silicone non-stick and the utensils have eco friendly, sustainably sourced bamboo handles.
Say goodbye to grey coloured bakeware ranges.
Need this in my kitchen cabinet, please.
With all the flavor of a traditional tomato pie, these tiny tarts was a big hit at the party. It was a lovely stylish starter and an appetising savoury. Made with ripe cherry tomatoes and fragrant herbs, this tart is both delicious and beautiful.
It’s the Vanilla verison of the Naked Cake topped with beautiful fresh flowers
OH MY! Pink show bags to take home.
Such a pleasure to finally meet Lyndey Milan
It was a fun floral high tea filled with gorgeous fresh flowers all scattered around the cakes and mini tarts. I just couldn’t quite point out which slice of cake I heart the most, but I do know I wanted it all to myself. It was lovely to finally meet a Lyndey as well a few surprise guests like Jackie M and Tetsuya Wakuda. Till then keep baking more sweet treats!
Lyndey knows how to HIGH tea!
Photos by Vanny Tang
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A couple of weeks ago it was Nessy Eater’s 2nd Blogiversary. “OMG! It’s Nessy Eater’s 2nd Blogiversary” And to celebrate this may be the closest you will ever get to see two of our favourite foods; burger and cupcakes mashed up in one. Get excited readers because there are some seriously good discoveries and tips to making that homey hamburger cupcake. No! This is not a drill folks. BUT FIRST I would like to say THANK YOU to you readers out there, yes you cyber friends for your continuous support. We honestly wouldn’t be here if it hadn’t of been for you readers or maybe we’ve been engaging with trolls…who knows. Teehee. We know we might be mild-mannered and unpopular on the social media world or in public, but thanks anyways. You’ve helped us build our confidence and ego and allowed us to show you our FOOD PORN BLOG. STRICTLY FOOD PORN *wink wink*. It’s been a fabulous journey and to EXERCISE your brain cells we’ve put together a savoury and sweet treat for you.
This homemade hamburger cupcakes may be a bit of a mouthful, so buckle up your sparkle belt and read on! 😀
To begin the hamburger making you will need the following ingredients:
1 Box X White Wings Chocolate Chunk Brownies
1 Box X White Wings Vanilla Cupcakes
135grams of Milk
12 X Darrell Lea Pineapple Liquorice
1 Box X Coles Vanilla Icing Mix
240grams of Butter/ Margarine
3 Tablespoons of Apricot/ Marmalade Jam
3 Tablespoons of Sesame Seeds
1 Bottle X Queen Food Colouring Red 50ml
1 Bottle X Queen Food Colouring Green 50ml
Gather the hamburger cupcake ingredients
Cookie Cutter (Round)
12 Cup Muffin Tray
2 X Icing Pipping Bags
Baking Tray 5cm deep x 20cm square cake pan
Preheat oven to 180C and line up vanilla cupcake mix and chocolate brownies mix. Follow the instructions on the box. Tip: When filling the baking cups make sure you evenly distribute it by 3 tablespoons for each cupcake.
OH NO! We had a bit of a difficulty grabbing the cupcakes out of the tray. Unfortunately these bad boys were too spongy for us to continue our next step, however still good to eat with ice-cream.
Hooray the White Wings Vanilla Cupcakes saved the day for our hamburger cupcake buns. Make sure the cupcakes have a light golden surface and the center is spongy, not the other way round.
If you’re spider sense tells you that the cupcakes are not evenly perfect use a round cookie cutter, but if you like to add that extra homey baking then just leave it as it is. Tip: Make sure you use baking cups so it holds the shape of a hamburger. Otherwise it will turn out flat cupcakes and you don’t want that, trust me.
Now to save time I baked the cupcakes and brownies together. Leaving the brownies to cool down after 30 minutes or till it’s cool enough for you to touch it, it’s time to use the round cookie cutter to highlight the meat patties aka chocolate brownies. I bet you didn’t think of that eh? 😛
After a arm workout for cutting 12 meat patties aka chocolate brownies place them on a baking paper. Tip: Place brownies into the fridge so it doesn’t change shape. When it’s time to construct the hamburgers take it out of the fridge. That way the brownies are still nice and firm for you to mix and match when constructing the burgers.
It’s crazy what a cookie cutter can do! Just imagine chocolate chunk brownies…Sorry for the spoiler alert 😛
By now I was so baked but “Life is what you bake it” so I quickly moved onto the Coles Vanilla Icing Mix instructions, it’s time to add a bit of lettuce and tomato sauce colours in our lives by using Queen Food Colouring Red and Yellow. I used about 8 tablespoons for each colour, but if you think it requires more concentration feel free to keep adding.
After measuring the colours of lettuce and tomato sauce place the icing into a pipping bag and into the fridge. Tip: Use a spatula to scrap out the icing out of the mixing bowl rather than a spoon. This easily removes all icing from the bowl. I learnt it the hard way. Haha. Another tip: use a rubber band to tie the pipping bag at the top so icing doesn’t leak out when pipping. Another tip: Put icing into the fridge until it’s slightly firm before making the hamburgers. Otherwise overtime the icing will be very watery and it will be harder to shape the lettuce and tomato sauce.
So when it came to the decision of making this awesome hamburger cupcake I pretty much wanted something crazy for the cheese component and guess what I discovered at the supermarket…Darrell Lea Pineapple Liquorice. So you will need 12 liquorice if you are making 12 cupcakes. Such perfect timing these liquorice are new products. It’s meant to be! 😀
This may require some baking muscles to evenly roll each liquorice. Teehee. With a rolling pin roll horizontally and vertically for every 30 seconds or until it looks flat. After rolling the pineapple liquorice, cut each liquorice into a square, but make sure it’s big enough to show off the cheesy side when construction the hamburger. IF NOT slice it into 2 rectangles.
THIS IS UNBEARABLE!!! It’s time to construct the burger cupcakes. It’s time to get the meat patties (chocolate brownies), tomato sauce and lettuce (icing) out of the fridge and gather the burger buns (vanilla cupcakes) also the cheese (pineapple liquorice).
Let the hamburger cupcake construction begin!
What a better way to show you readers of how I constructed the hamburger cupcakes is by filming it, off course. I think my knees are feeling weak after replaying a few times. Haha.
Easiest way to show you Nessy Eater’s hamburger construction.
If that short clip wasn’t helpful at all for you peeps out there then follow these steps to constructing that perfect hamburger cupcakes:
- Cut in half the vanilla cupcakes and place the bottom cupcake on a plate
- Place pineapple liquorice (cheese) onto the bottom of the cupcake (make sure the cheese is noticeable on the side of the cupcakes)
- Place a chocolate brownie (meat patty) on top of the cheese
- Pipe green icing (lettuce) Tip: Pipe icing outside of the meat patty so it can show so signs of lettuce
- Pipe red icing (tomato sauce)
- Place the top half of the vanilla cupcake on top of the tomato sauce
- Use pastry brush and brush some apricot jam on top of the top half of the vanilla cupcake
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds
Is this attractive or what? Now lettuce be together forever burger cupcakes.
Somebody pinch me. I can’t believe Nessy Eater’s kitchen lab didn’t burn down yet. Teehee. Making the hamburger cupcakes can be time consuming, however it’s heaps of fun and great family activity for the kids and BIGGER KIDS. Pleasantly surprised these hamburgers turned out to look like a real burger 😀
Have to admit top view does look good.
To wrap things up Nessy Eater and I would like to say thanks again to our followers, readers, cyber-stalkers, media agencies, cat, dogs and chefs for supporting us these last two years. We look forward to writing more yummy food and travel posts this year. Tell us what you think about our homemade hamburger cupcakes.
Nessy Eater’s SUPER tiny Homemade Hamburger Cupcakes.
Photos by Vanny Tang
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