Make a Pretty Pink Cake
How to make the pink cake
Instead of using food dyes and colouring, the cake is transformed into a pink masterpiece with jelly crystals (jello).
I've heard of cakes made with a pink lemonade mix but I'm not even sure where to buy the mix. Jelly crystals do the job beautifully, giving a pink-on-pink colour, moisture and a definite touch of sweetness..
It's not just little girls who appreciate a pink cake. I do, and so will you.
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 45 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: 6 -8
- 125 g butter - softened
- 1/2 cup castor sugar
- 3/4 pack pink jelly crystals
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- Mix together butter, castor sugar and jelly crystals
- Add eggs and mix
- Fold in flour and milk
- Bake at 180C for 35-45 minutes
Not sure what jelly crystals are?
From time to time I will get a query about jelly crystals and I've now learned that a packet of jelly crystals is called Jello in some parts of the world.
I use Aeroplane Jelly because I grew up with this brand, singing the advertising jingle and consuming large quantities of lime jelly every summer.
It's an Australian thing.
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Pink Icing and Decorations for a Pink Cake
To make an appealing pink icing (frosting) use the rest of the packet of jelly crystals.
- 3 tablespoons butter,
- 1-1/2 cups icing sugar
- 1-1/2 tablespoons warm milk
- 1/4 packet of red jelly crystals
Add enough icing sugar (confectioner's sugar) to make it spreadable.
Decorate with sprinkles, hundreds and thousands, nonpareils or any pretty toppings that you have in your pantry.
The Pink Cake is ready for the sprinkles
You need a good mixing bowl
Nonslip base for safety and a convenient spout for pouring ingredients. Dishwasher safe
How can you resist this Pink Princess cake?
Beautiful cakes for Beginners
I'm starting out with this book to make some really fabulous looking cakes with my little granddaughter.
I've only made plain cakes with her before and it's time for a change.
It's easy enough for beginners like my little Claudia, with clear instructions. step by step details and gorgeous photographs.
Do you like pink cakes?
What cake do you prefer?
© 2011 Susanna Duffy