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June 26, 2013

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When I have down time at work, you’ll usually find me on The Age’s website attempting to catch up on world events, but if there is a food article, you can be sure I’ll be reading that. I noticed that it had changed to somewhat recently, which is an extension of the print section of Epicure. It’s essentially a one-stop destination for any food-lover, full of recipes, reviews and foodie news.

I would often be roped in by the pretty pictures, including recipes by top chefs such as Jill Dupleix, Neil Perry, Karen Martini and Frank Camorra. I have numerous print outs, and bookmarks of recipes I found on there, so it was time to get cooking!

I decided to try the lamington cupcake recipe over the weekend. I’ve made lamington cupcakes before, so was keen to see how these compared, as they looked SO much better on the website.

They were so easy to make, and boy, can I tell you; they tasted so much like lamingtons it was heavenly…. and to be honest, I think they look way cuter than a square lamy!

I found the recipe made way more frosting than you’ll need, but I find that with absolutely every single cupcake recipe I’ve ever made. Either make a double batch of cupcakes, half the icing recipe … or find mouths to help you lick the bowl!

For the recipe, you’ll have to head to:

Whilst I paired my lamington cupcakes with a cuppa tea, I was wishing I could have it with one of the hot chocolate listed in their Top chocs make a cup runneth over article, which lists Melbourne’s top hot chocolates. I had no idea there was a cafe in Black Rock where you can order a hot chocolate with a hint of licorice or cherry ripe! I need to schedule in a trip on a weekend where I’m not doing anything…. STAT!! There is also a hot chocolate and cheese option… that has my curious mind going mental. Heck, I want to try all the places and hot chocolate listed!

The website also features restaurant review and news of the local dining scene, just like Epicure, as well as wine guides and reviews, the main thing that will suck you into hours of clicking away is the pretty pictures! It features galleries of themes school lunches, vegetarian dishes, gluten free options, etc that make it easy to navigate to find just what you are looking for, and if you don’t know what you are looking for, you’ll find inspiration pretty quickly!


I have 5 prizes to give away! You have the choice of three different guidebooks from The Age & Sydney Morning Herald to win – either one copy of Good Food Under $30 (Sydney edition), Good Food Under $30 (Melbourne edition) or Good Wine Guide 2013.

All you have to do is answer the following question and nominate which guide you would like to win.

What recipe do you want to try from

Entries close Monday 8th July 2013. By entering the competition, you agree to the terms and conditions of this giveaway.


12 comments on “ & Lamington Cupcakes
  1. Ira

    IMO- your cupcakes look much better than those on goodfood… but you know, I’m biased. LOL

    And awesome giveaway but I already have it so I will leave the entering for those who dont!

    PS. Wagon Wheel cupcakes. Oh yehh I did that…. vanilla cupcake, filled with marshmallow fluff & strawberry jam and ganache frosting. yummmmm

    June 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm
  2. Em

    Ha! I printed that lamington cupcake recipe when it first appeared on the Good Food website, but am yet to make it. You have inspired me to get baking this weekend.
    I would love to win a copy of the Good Food Under $30 (Melbourne edition), I need to start saving money not spending it, so cheaper eats be brilliant.

    June 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm
  3. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    Your cupcakes look exactly like the ones on the good food site. Well doneeeeeee. I’d happily lick my screen right now just to get anywhere close to it.

    June 27, 2013 at 9:16 am
  4. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Ohhh these are the ones you were making over the weekend and wouldn’t tell us over Instagram hehe they look SOOOOOO good! I love love love the styling! I’m so going to have to make these asap! Cuz I’ve never been able to make lamingtons properly lol they just crumble and end up a mess 😛 so I think making lamington cupcakes are a better choice!

    I just had a good look through Good and hahaha so many recipes I want to make! 🙂 But i think the Peek A Book pear pudding was most attractive to me ~ I love seeing the tops of the pears hehe

    I’d love the Good Food Guide for Sydney because I’m going in August yay! 🙂

    June 27, 2013 at 9:55 am
  5. milkteaxx

    your lamington cupcakes stole my heart! they look brilliant! i too spend free time *ahem* browsing, theres always interesting reads there!

    June 27, 2013 at 10:02 am
  6. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    Your version looks spectacular Shellie – much better than the one’s on Good Food! But I’m loving the look of Karen Martini’s chicken pie at the moment.

    June 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  7. Catherine

    Yours look really great though! Haha initially I had thought you were making peanut butter and jelly cupcakes from your instagram pics 😛 Neil Perry’s baked moussaka looks perfect for winter, I can’t bear this cold weather atm!

    June 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  8. Sara @bellyrumbles

    So much more sophisticated than the normal lamo. Loving you bird glass covers! Sydney girl, Sydney guide :p

    June 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  9. msihua

    What lovely photos you have! And yes, I too noticed the change in the website.. looking better and better 🙂

    June 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm
  10. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    The cupcakes look amazing, and your photography is gorg as always. I’m not even crazy about cupcakes but those I would love to eat!

    June 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm
  11. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Your cupcakes look smashing – and better than theirs. I’m not in either location so I’ll make that chicken pot pie on the goodfood site 🙂

    June 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm
  12. Moni

    Oh those cupcakes look so good. They look even better at 3:44pm whilst I’m sitting at work craving something sweet!!

    I think I’d like to try making these haloumi and zucchini fritters ( My fave cheese is haloumi, zucchini is one of my fave vegetables, fritters implies that it’s all deep fried, so how could it possibly be anything but delicious?!

    Oh, and I’d love the Good Food Guide for Melbourne!!

    July 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

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