This Australia Day cake is super easy to create, only takes ten minutes to decorate and uses a delicious store bought cake from Woolworths.
When I think about iconic Australian sweets, you can’t go past lamingtons, Tim Tams and the Caramello Koala, so I have incorporated all of those into this cake.
Here’s how to create one to share with your friends and family on the day we celebrate the beautiful country we are so blessed to call home.
I have used a Lamington Mud Cake from Woolworths, but you could also use the sponge cake pictured below.
Everything except for the ribbon (which I already had), was purchased at Woolies and here’s what you need.
Woolworths Lamington mud cake or sponge.
2 packets of Arnott’s Tim Tams
Yellow or green ribbon
optional – yellow and green jelly beans
- If you cant find these cakes, you can just buy a mudcake and add coconut to the top.
- If you are heading out for Australia Day and worry about the Tim Tam’s melting, swap them for Arnott’s Iced VoVo’s.
- You only need 16 Tim Tams for the cake, so there’s leftovers to munch on while you decorate.
1. Remove the liner from the cake and place on a cake stand.
2. You might need to get someone to help you with this step, but stand all the biscuits around the cake and tie with ribbon.
3. Gently press the koala into the centre of the cake and wedge a jellybean behind him to keep him upright. Add two flags and you have a gorgeous Australia Day cake that will surely be a hit with your loved ones.
Snowman sweet treats four ways and no baking required because lets face it, no one really wants to turn the oven on for an Aussie Christmas unless they have to right?
These would be great for end of year take a plate and a great little activity for the kids over the Christmas break.
These biscuits are not at all fancy and would make professional cookie decorators cringe, but they are super cute, very easy and Miss 10 made most of the sweets pictured below.
What you need –
White chocolate dunked Oreo’s
Mini M&m’s for the eyes and mouth
Tropical Tic Tacs for the nose
Royal icing to ‘glue’ the faces on
Dab a small amount of icing onto the back of the chocolates and Tic Tac, and press them onto the cookie. Leave to set and viola.
Snowman Biscuits –
What you’ll need –
One packet of Arnott’s Marie biscuits
Mini M&m’s for the eyes
Orange Starburst for the nose
Coles chocolate Crispies for the mouth
Royal or pure icing
Decorating sugar optional, I didn’t end up using it.
Mix Royal or pure icing with a little water until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
Flip your Marie biscuit over and cover with icing and give it a gentle shake to smooth it out. Add your m&m eyes ensuring the m is face down.
To make the nose, tear off a small piece of orange Starburst and roll and manipulate between your fingers to create a carrot shape and place on as the nose.
Add either the milk or dark chocolate crispies to create to mouth and add pink m&m’s for rosy cheeks if you please.
Snowman mallow pops
I placed two white marshmallows onto a lollipop stick and using royal icing, added mini m&m’s for the buttons and nose and two chocolate crispies for the eyes.
These were a bit of a fail after Master 2 called them “cute birds” ha ha ha but I think they somewhat resemble a Snowman so let’s go with it.
I added 3 Apricot balls to a skewer (to the pointy end) and then removed the tip with a clean pair of scissors. I added mini m&m’s for one set of eyes and also for the buttons. I also used the chocolate crispies and the starburst nose to the other.
Actually the more I look at these the more they look like birds so if you manage to perfect their face please send me a pic.
These Christmas biscuits are so fun and easy to make, and even better we have used store bought biscuits so there’s no need to turn the oven on.
We have made Santa and Rudolph and they would be perfect for a Christmas party, end of year take a plate, or the kids could decorate them and leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
They would also be great for teachers and make for a lovely neighbour gift when placed in a cello bag with ribbon.
Santa Biscuits – You’ll need
Milk Arrowroot biscuits
Pure or Royal Icing
Red food colouring
Mini brown M&M’s for the eyes and a pink one for the nose
Mini marshmallows cut in half
1. In two small bowls add icing and mix with water until you create a smooth glue like paste, not too runny and not to thick. To one of the bowls add one drop of red food colouring and mix to combine.
2. Cover 3/4 of the Milk Arrowroot biscuit in the white icing using the back off a teaspoon or an offset spatula and then fill in the top with the red icing.
3. Place your mini marshmallows across the top of Santa’s hat and then add his eyes and nose ensuring the little ‘m’ on the chocolates are face down.
4. Add more mini marshmallows down the side of Santa’s face and fill in his beard and lastly, add one to the top of his hat.
(Variations – In place of the chocolate and marshmallows, you could use sultanas for his eyes and shredded or Desiccated coconut for his beard)
To make Rudolph-
Milk Arrowroot biscuits
Pure or royal icing
A pinch of cocoa powder
2 brown mini M&M’s for the eyes
1 Marshmallow for the nose
1 Smartie or any red chocolate or lolly for his nose
Curly Wurly for the antlers
1. In a small bowl mix the icing with cocoa and a little water to create a smooth icing.
2. Using the back of a teaspoon, cover the entire biscuit in icing and then add the eyes and marshmallow nose. Add a tiny dot of icing to the back of the Smartie and stick it to the marshmallow.
3. Cut small pieces of the Curly Wurly and place them above the eyes to create his antlers.
Miss 10 and I have had so much fun making these so be sure to get the kids involved.