Sunday, March 16, 2008


I am number 620 on a growing list..
1283 now!!!!!!

see the
pink invitation button in my index (yer that's it over to the right) for the


I'm making groovy lil cupcakes
what will you bring?

Don't be shy get your party gear on
join all us gals

at the UBP 08!!!

OK so I have learnt to make a sticky!

I love learning and life.
Digi scrapbooking and Blogging are how I relax.
My family and friends & others keep track of me through my Blog as I am on 'Walkabout' at the moment...scroll down a ways to see all about it...the counter in the index is in fact indicating the days since I commenced...

I am a writer. A researcher and a PA to almost anyone who needs me.
I see life as the glass half full however
I am a chocolate free zone,
but hey don't let me stop you.
Leave me a comment and lets start a new friendship -
How about a cup cake while you write to me.
Actually, all the cup cakes have gone but I am just rolling the LAMINGTONS (see photo at the top of this sticky and recipe below) in coconut having done the chocolate dipping already . they will be ready in a jiffy


Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 15)

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 70g (1/2 cup) cornflour
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs boiling water
  • 170g (2 cups) desiccated coconut
  • Chocolate icing

  • 300g (2 cups) icing sugar mixture
  • 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Brush a 19 x 29cm (base measurement) lamington pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang slightly.
  2. Sift the combined flours together into a large bowl. Repeat twice.
  3. Use an electric beater to whisk the eggs in a large clean, dry bowl until thick and pale. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tbs at a time, whisking well after each addition until mixture is thick and sugar dissolves.
  4. Sift the combined flours over the egg mixture. Pour the boiling water down the side of the bowl. Use a large metal spoon to gently fold until just combined. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn cake onto a wire rack, cover with a clean tea towel and set aside overnight to cool.
  5. Trim the edges of the cake and cut into 15 squares. Spread the coconut over a plate.
  6. To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a medium bowl. Add the milk and water and stir until smooth.
  7. Use 2 forks to dip 1 cake square into the warm icing to evenly coat. Allow any excess icing to drip off. Use your fingers to roll the cake in the coconut to evenly coat, then place on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cake squares, icing and coconut. Set aside for 1 hour or until icing sets.
for this and other aussie recipes go here

ok back to the parteeeeeee



Blogger Carey said...

Welcome to the party! Its going to be a lot of fun!
Im bringing brownies and hot chocolate to the party!
Stop on by.

12:07 AM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger KarenW said...

Welcome to the party. Stop by when you have a chance.

12:28 AM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger Madison Richards said...

Isn't this a great party? I'm glad you're a chocolate free zone because I happen to be allergic! (I know, so sad for me - it's ok, really. It makes me so sick I don't EVER crave it!)

Have fun blog hopping!

2:55 AM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger jayedee said...

nicetameetcha! i'm jayedee, mom of 12, living in the sunshine state! party on dudette! lol. if you love chickens (and what woman doesn't love chickens?) check out the awesome giveaway on my blog this week!

3:48 AM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Great Carol King song! This is my first visit to your blog! Nice to get to know you! Hugs!

7:00 AM, March 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

1:40 PM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger Debbie Yost said...

Thanks for coming by my party! It's so fun to have people from all over the world visit you! I usually turn off my speakers, but I love your music choices!

Have fun partying!

1:59 PM, March 09, 2008  

Sounds VERY interesting....your walkabout. Where have you gone?

3:49 PM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger Teri said...

So nice to "meet" you! What kind of cupcakes ya' got? :)

12:40 PM, March 10, 2008  
Blogger Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hey, nice to meet you! Groovin out the door to Carole King...while stuffing a cupcake in my mouth. Yum!


2:49 AM, March 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cupcakes are so fun and whimsical! I always feel a few years younger when I eat one.

Have fun at the party!!

5:54 AM, March 12, 2008  
Blogger Barb said...

Hey nice to meet you...I am pretty new to blogging and would love to know how to do a 'sticky' I am so there blogging for dummies somewhere??
Hey great cupcakes...thanks... hope you can stop by my party and checkk out the adventures of Spotlis

7:47 AM, March 12, 2008  
Blogger My Semblance of Sanity said...

Love your blog!

Wanted to invite you to enjoy my PHOTOS ONLY A MOM WOULD TAKE week!

A contest will be announced on my GABBIN' MAMA video blog tomorrow!!

Don't miss it!
Stay tuned and join in the fun! A great prize (hint: bling bling) waits in the wings!!

See ya there!

4:25 AM, March 13, 2008  
Blogger Renee said...

Thank you for visiting me during the party. Love your Carole King song!

4:52 AM, March 15, 2008  
Blogger Lily Pad Mom said...

I haven't had lamingtons since my last trip to Australia, 8 years ago. Maybe I will have to try the recipe now that I really want them again.

Caster sugar - is that powdered sugar or confectionary sugar or regular white or brown sugar?

2:19 PM, March 17, 2008  
Blogger The Friendly PA said...

hey Lily Pad mom,
castor sugar is white sugar ground finer but not so fine as frosting what we call icing sugar.

you sure about this heat?
39 is way hot!!

thanks for visiting here and my New Blog!

3:09 PM, March 17, 2008  
Blogger Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

10:12 AM, April 16, 2008  

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