Maddie's Mummy / Daughter Date

Today Maddie, who is 11, and I had fun at a basic cupcake class.  Maddie has an amazing talent when it comes to sculpting, flower making and the use of all sorts of art mediums.  So we thought it would make a fun mummy daughter date to go to an actual class together.  It makes it all that more special to make an afternoon of it together.

Julie our instructor who trained at Wilton in Canada, was so much fun.  She took us through the basic of the fondant, using moulds, punches & embossing cupcake toppers. So these are all Maddie's beautiful creations below.  She's already picked out her next class.

Whole-Wheat Lemon & Raspberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Lemon & Raspberry Muffins


1 lemon

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup non-fat Greek yoghurt

1/3 cup rice bran oil

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups whole wheat flour 

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 salt

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 200C.  Fill your muffin tray with your preferred muffin papers or silicon muffin cups. 
  • Using your microplane remove the zest from 1 lemon.  Combine sugar and zest in a food processor until zest  and sugar are well blended.
  • Add yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla to the sugar/lemon blend and blend again for about 30 seconds.
  • Combine whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add yoghurt mixture, and fold until almost blended. Don't over beat.  Gently fold in raspberries.  Divide batter among the muffin cups. 
  • Bake the muffins until brown or golden. 

*you can use white whole-wheat flour.  I use freshly ground whole-wheat which gives you a darker looking muffin.

*If you don't have a fresh lemon on hand, add about 1- 2 teaspoon of lemon juice from the refrigerator. 

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