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Easter Bunny Coconut Cake

Friday, April 8th, 2011

In case you ever thought we had a bunch of tough guys here in the kitchen of The Dragon Hotel let’s set the record straight with their delightful contribution to Easter this year!

Please remember however, although they may not be tough, they are professionals so take care when trying this recipe out at home…

white-whole-body-easter-bunny-cakeEaster Bunny Coconut Cake:
350g of castor sugar
120g of margarine
200g Self Raising flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
250ml of  milk
5 egg whites
1 tsp. almond extract
75g dry, flaked coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
450g cream cheese, softened
225g butter, softened
500g icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Milk, as needed

Bunny Decorating Ingredients:
Flaked coconut (plain or toasted)
Colored coconut (for grass, etc., instructions at bottom)
Jelly beans or M&M’s for eyes
Candies and marshmallows for decorating the face
Construction paper or flattened, trimmed marshmallows for ears

Cake Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F / 180 degreed C and grease and flour two 9″ round cake pans.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until fluffy and well mixed with an electric mixer.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together your flour, baking powder, and salt.

4. Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk, to shortening mixture in three stages.

5. When mixed, beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes more.

6. Add the egg whites and almond flavoring. Beat another 2 minutes or so more. Stir in coconut.

7. Divide batter evenly among your two prepared pans.

8. Bake about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

9. Let cool completely on wire racks before removing from pans.

Instructions for Frosting:
1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese.

2. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add a very small amount of milk to thin if needed, half a teaspoon at a time.

Assembling your Bunny Cake:
1. Cut one cake layer in half. Place cut halves side by side, and cut a small wedge from both, about 1/3 way down the body. This separates your bunnies’ heads from their little bunny bodies. The cut wedges will be used as a tail.

2. To make frosting easier, place cut cake pieces in the freezer about an hour before frosting. This will keep the cut parts of the cake from coming loose as you frost.

3. Frost between each half of your layer cake and press together. Do the same with your tail pieces. Place bunny upright on a platter (you won’t be able to move him after he’s frosted) and attach his tail to the body with frosting. Frost outside of cake generously.

4. Press generous amounts of coconut (toasted or untoasted) all over frosted bunny. Use jelly beans or other candies for eyes and nose. If you want to add extra detail to your Easter bunny cake (your choice– simple is more elegant, but details are fun), add licorice strings for whiskers, mini marshmallows for teeth, and large marshmallows (cut them in half across the middle) for fluffy bunny “cheeks”.

5. To make ears, cut pink construction paper to shape and fan slightly. Or flatten a large marshmallow and trim it into an ear shape with scissors (this is easiest if marshmallow is chilled after flattening).

6. Surround your Easter bunny cake on a tray with green coconut grass and chocolate eggs or jellybeans, if desired.

 

Jeff Davies is Team Member of the Month: February

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Ode to Jeff

 Can he fix it? Yes he can!!
 Who needs Bob when Jeff’s our man?
Always there to mend the breaks,
 his steady hand that never shakes,
With a friendly nod and a furrowed brow,
 he goes to task with calm know how.
From leaky taps and shower heads
 to light bulbs, plugs and building beds.
He tackles all jobs with talent and skill,
 a man on a mission with his trusty drill,
Seeking out wrongs and putting them right,
with him around we can all sleep tight!
 So thank you Jeff for all you do, 
Team member this month just had to be you!!

 A huge thanks to Jeff for all the effort he puts into keeping the hotel safe and gremlin free!! Also congratulations are in order as he has just become a proud Grandfather for the second time -  welcome to the world Amy!!

Swansea Hotels

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Swansea Hotel

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Swansea City Centre

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Dragon Swansea

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Swansea Accommodation

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Dragon Hotel Swansea

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Dragon Hotel Swansea

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.

Hotels in Swansea – The Dragon Hotel

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Dragon Hotel is Swansea’s premier 4-star, hotel located in the heart of the city centre. Over £3.5 million has been spent on this top Swansea hotel to offer guests excellent hotel accommodation, superb leisure facilities and free on-site parking (subject to availability) in the heart of Swansea City. Indeed, The Dragon Hotel was recognised as The Best Hotel in Swansea by the city’s Swansea Life Awards 2010.

The 106 en-suite bedrooms at the Dragon Hotel have been refurbished to a high standard and are fully air-conditioned. All rooms feature WiFi high-speed internet access and flat screen digital TVs. The Dragon Hotel is a Swansea landmark, centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key amenities, attractions, shops, theatre, restaurants, marina and vibrant night-life.

Our leisure facilities are the best available of any of the central Swansea hotels. The hotel leisure club features an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, male and female saunas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with plasma screen TVs and a beauty treatment room. Holistic therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are also available.

Our Brasserie is an excellent place to dine in Swansea city centre and we are the proud recipients of an AA Rosette in recognition of the delicious modern European-style cuisine served in the hotel.

The Dragon Hotel is ideally situated for visiting theatres, galleries and sporting events, for shopping and for sight-seeing in and around beautiful Swansea Bay. Renowned for its friendly, helpful team, we are here to help you make the most of your visit and look forward to welcoming you during your stay in Swansea, Wales.