Recipes

White Chocolate Mudcake

NOTES **Important note about baking cakes with White Chocolate** White Chocolate is notorious for creating ‘sinkholes’ in cakes, especially if they are baked to hot to quick. To avoid this, bake your cake on a low temperature (as above), and avoid filling a tin above 3 inches. Mudcakes last REALLY well. This cake will keep well wrapped/air tight, for at least a week in or… Read More »White Chocolate Mudcake

Basic Chocolate Buttercream

Notes 1 Batch is enough to fill and crumb ice a 6″x5″ cake, or pipe 12-15 Rosette Cupcakes. Basic Buttercream is safe at room temperature for one week. I don’t recommend refrigerating or freezing Basic Buttercream, as it messes with the consistency. You can however freeze prepiped flowers, or moulded elements for up to 3 months, as long as they are well covered to avoid… Read More »Basic Chocolate Buttercream

Modelling Chocolate

Notes **While it only takes about 10 minutes to mix the modelling chocolate, it needs to rest for AT LEAST an hour, or until its very firm, otherwise you’ll have melty oily chocolate goo** Its very important that the corn syrup and chocolate are as close to the same temperature as possible, otherwise the mix will seize. You can use a candy thermometer, but a… Read More »Modelling Chocolate

Danish Butter Shortbread

Notes Here’s where it gets hilarious.  Shortbread can be stored once cool, for up to one week. haha! like there will be ANY left 10 minutes after they come out of the oven! Still, good to know if you are making some as a gift!

Basic Buttercream

Notes Basic Buttercream is safe at room temperature for one week. I don’t recommend refrigerating or freezing Basic Buttercream, as it messes with the consistency. You can however freeze prepiped flowers, or moulded elements for up to 3 months, as long as they are well covered to avoid freezer burn.

Caramel Fudge

[lt_recipe name=”Caramel Fudge” servings=”18 Pieces” prep_time=”5M” cook_time=”15M” total_time=”20M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Caramel-Fudge.jpg” ingredients=”395 grams (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk;125 grams (4 1/2 oz) Butter Melted;2 tablespoons Golden Syrup You can substitute with Corn Syrup, but get Golden syrup if you can.;1 cup Brown Sugar You can substitute Dark Brown Sugar for a stronger flavour.;150 grams (5 oz) White Chocolate Don’t use Candy Melts, they set differently”… Read More »Caramel Fudge

Scones

[lt_recipe name=”Scones” servings=”1 Dozen” prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”15M” total_time=”25M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Scones.jpg” ingredients=”3 cups Self Raising Flour;80 grams (3oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible) Chilled, and chopped;1 cup Milk” ]Preheat your oven to 220℃ (420℉) for Conventional Ovens. Fan forced and convection oven heats may vary.;;Add flour and butter to a food processor, and blend until fine crumbs. Alternatively, you can ‘rub’ the butter and flour together using… Read More »Scones

Sugar Cookies

[lt_recipe name=”Sugar Cookies” servings=”24 Cookies” prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”12M” total_time=”22M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Sugar-Cookies.jpg” ingredients=”3 cups Plain (All Purpose) Flour;1 cup Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar, Confectioners Sugar);250 grams (9oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible) Chilled, and cubed;1 Egg Large;1 Tablespoon Milk;1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence/flavouring” ]Preheat your oven to 160℃ (320℉) for Conventional Ovens. Fan forced and convection oven heats may vary.;;In a food processor, mix flour, sugar and butter,… Read More »Sugar Cookies

Strawberry Syrup

[lt_recipe name=”Strawberry Syrup” servings=”Approx. 2 Cups” prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”20M” total_time=”30M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Strawberry-Syrup.jpg” ingredients=”1 Punnet Strawberries Fresh or frozen, hulled and quartered.;1/2 cup Granulated Sugar 1/3 for Tart syrup;2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence/flavouring” ]Hull and quarter your strawberries, and place into a dry saucepan, over low to medium heat. Add granulated sugar and vanilla.;Heat the strawberries until around half of the volume of the saucepan is liquid.… Read More »Strawberry Syrup

Apple Pie and Icecream Cake

[lt_recipe name=”Apple Pie and Icecream Cake” servings=”2×6″x3″ Cakes” prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”90M” total_time=”1H40M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”https://www.vivalabuttercream.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Apple-Pie-Cake.jpg” ingredients=”2 cups Self Raising Flour;2 Eggs;2 tablespoons Butterspread or Margarine;2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence/flavouring;2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon;1 cup Brown Sugar;1 1/2 cups Milk;400 grams (14oz) Apple Pie Fruit Tinned Apples, or freshly stewed if you prefer” ]Preheat your oven to 170℃ (340℉) for Conventional Ovens. Fan forced and convection oven heats may… Read More »Apple Pie and Icecream Cake