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Snap! FFF is enchanted...

WHAT: Magical Sand Castle
WHERE: Noosa Main Beach, Queensland
WHY WE’RE FFF’ING LOVING IT: We’ve always dreamt of a house by the sea, but this magical sand castle with twisted Gaudí turrets and lemon hued tea lights takes the cake. Fit for an ocean dwelling fairy princess, we happened upon this clever sculpture after dinner at Berardo’s Bistro and were utterly enchanted.

Can’t make your own magical sand castle?
Try making a classic sand cake with lemon scented icing instead.

Sand Cake with Lemon Icing

  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 3/4 cup (180g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs

Lemon icing

  • 60g butter, softened
  • 2 lemons, rind finely grated
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a greased 9cm x 21cm (base measurement) loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Using electric beaters, beat for 6 minutes until pale and creamy. Spread evenly into the loaf pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

To make the icing: place the butter and lemon rind in a small bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until well combined. Gradually add the icing sugar and lemon juice, mixing until well combined. Spread over the top of the cold cake.

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