Green & gold – not always a winning colour combination if not done well! Go for cooler, lighter shades of green when pairing with yellow – sometimes forest green can look a bit drab. Here are our picks from the Miss Bunting shop – our favourite? Our giant yellow balloons with mint & yellow tassels of course. And try this cheats recipes for the cutest Green Grass Lamington Recipe – simple and super easy (it’s okay to cheat every now and then). Happy Australia Day!
Green Grass Lamingtons
- 130 grams (1 1/2 cups) dessicated coconut
- 20 drops food colouring
- 175 g store bought lamington
- 425 g (2 3/4 cup) icing sugar mixture, sifted
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) hot water
- 5 drops food colouring, extra
Place the coconut in a plastic bag. Add the food colouring and shake and rub until well combined. Transfer to a plate.
Use a large serrated knife to trim the crusts from the top and bottom of the cake. Cut the cake into 3 even portions, then cut each portion into 6 squares. Place the icing sugar mixture into a heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Add the hot water and extra food colouring and use a whisk to stir for 5 minutes or until smooth and runny.
Use 2 forks to dip each cake square in the icing mixture to coat. Shake off excess. Roll the cake in the coconut mixture to evenly coat. Transfer to a wire rack to set.
Recipe via taste.com.au
Images via Miss Bunting and Tuck & Bonte.