Friday, September 5, 2008

Ever Eaten A Frog Cake.........


I suppose every city has its strange quirks of traditional. One of ours in Adelaide is that we invented the "Frog Cake". In the 1800's a Bakery was born which was later to be known as Balfours. In 1922 they developed a wonderful little cake which was to become their trade mark, and it was known as "a Frog Cake".


The cakes are made in the shape of a frog's head, and consist of a square sponge cake coated in jam (the frog's body). The frog's head is made from a firm butter cream and both the body and head are covered in fondant icing. In 2001, the Balfour's frog cake was name a Heritage Icon by the National Trust of South Australia.


It was such a treat when I was little to go to town for the day, and have a cup of tea and a frog cake - sheer heaven. I think we must be the only city in the world that has something you can eat as a Heritage Icon!!! If you ever visit us in Adelaide, you simply must try a Frog Cake!!!

3 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

What wonderful frog cakes Christine-
they look yummy.

Great to hear about other peoples
customs.

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs Carolyn

Gail said...

Hi Christine,
They do look nice, they are like the fondant fancies you used to be able to buy. Now they have about a third the butter cream on top( and of course they have no "mouth" or added eyes) yummy
tiny hugs,
Gail

mardi said...

Hi there,
I grew up in Adelaide and LOVED frog cakes. Now I live in Canada via France and am about to be back n Adelaide for the first time in 7 years. Where can I still buy frog cakes????