My wonderful friend Lady Dash has recently started blogging about her cooking adventures, in particular, cooking her way through Donna Hay’s ‘Fresh, Fast, Simple’. She was also given the opportunity to test out a few of Donna’s new range of packet mixes so we decided to collaborate on a blog post.
Of course, Lady Dash is the perfect host, and I was lucky enough to be treated to a delicious lunch: Herb and Mozzarella Mushrooms with Garlic Toasts, which was the entree at her latest dinner party (that I unfortunately had to miss).
The team at Donna Hay sent Lady Dash a bunch of mixtures to try out…
If you have read back over some of my old posts, you will know that I am averse to packet mixes and prefer to make things from scratch – however I was very impressed to see that the list of ingredients contained real whole food and was basically just premixed dry ingredients without any unnecessary additives.
I really couldn’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon – baking, taking photos and hanging out with one of my favourite people!
I will leave the review of Donna Hay’s Vanilla Cupcakes to Lady Dash, but suffice to say we spent more time chatting than baking, and very much enjoyed the final product, even if the icing was a little sweet for our taste. Give us cream cheese or lemon icing any day over a simple buttercream!
All in all, the end result was fabulous and they definitely turned out looking and tasting great, and like a grown up ‘adult’ cupcake. No pink food colouring or sprinkles here (though we were tempted!).
Photos from: my camera
Cooking by: Lady Dash
Vanilla Cupcake mix: courtesy of Donna Hay