Australia Day Treats: Lamington Wombats and Koalas that kids can make

Lamington wombats and koalas. A perfect treat to celebrate Australia Day_ My Little Bookcase

Did you know? : The lamington was first made in 1901 for Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland

We originally made these lamington wombats and koalas for Santa, after reading some Aussie Christmas stories. Santa loved them so much we thought we’d make another batch, as they’d make a perfect little treat for Australia Day. Be prepared for a little bit of mess, but a whole lot of fun!

Try combining this baking session with a reading of   Possum Magic or Wombat Stew

You will need:

Ingredients for Lamington Wombats and Koalas_ My Little Bookcase

  • Sponge cake
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa
  • 10g Melted butter
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Coconut
  • Slithered almonds
  • White chocolate buds
  • Sultanas

How to make Lamington Wombats and Koalas:

1.      After baking your sponge (or buying a pre-baked sponge), cut your sponge into small rectangles.

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2.      Combine sugar, cocoa, melted butter and milk

Mixing dry ingredients for Lamington Wombats and Koalas_My Little Bookcase

3.      Mix well to create icing

Mixing cocoa icing for Lamington Wombats and Koalas_My Little Bookcase

4.      Dip sponge rectangles into icing

5.      Coat in coconut

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Nb. Some little ones might be inclined to take a sneaky lick of their fingers (he he!)

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6.      Place lamingtons on wire rack to set

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7.      Use slithered almonds as ears. Press into the lamington. Lay the lamington flat to create a wombat, or stand it up to create a koala.

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8.      Use sultanas as the animals’ noses. Melt a little bit of the white chocolate to act as ‘glue’.

Lamington Wombats_ Instructions at My Little Bookcase

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9.   Enjoy this yummy treat.

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Australia Day Treats: Lamington Wombats and Koalas that kids can make

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  1. Such a cute idea. I’m making lamingtons for a BBQ lunch on Monday, so I think they might need to have some additions!

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