Month: March 2014

Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing


  • 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 175g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Beat the butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and lump free. Add the cream cheese and beat until well incorporated. Slowly add the icing sugar in three batches, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat on high speed for a few minutes until the icing is light in colour and fluffy.

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 2 cups

Recipe from Bluebell’s Cakery

Lemon & Coconut Cakes

I tried this delightful cake at Kim Evan’s Little & Friday Cafe in Newmarket, Auckland. Not long after my friend, Izaak and I brought the book and began experimenting with Kim’s treats. These lemon cakes would have to be my absolute favourite and very popular amongst friends, family and colleagues. This recipe makes 12 mini cakes or 1 double layer cake. I have made these recipe many times in a range of sizes including mini cakes, a large cake and doubling this recipe to make a six layer cake (pictured below).

Lemon cake