Welcome to 2016 Tea Party


Where: Graham Cornish Room A, 2nd Floor, Union House

When: Tuesday 1 March 2016, 12pm



What sweeter way to begin the new academic year than a good ‘ol party?

But not just any ordinary party. We’re talking enticing cakes and baked goods with a boastful range of interesting teas serving as the ideal accompaniments to your indulgent treats.

So make sure to make your way down to Graham Cornish Room A on the second floor of Union House for a perfect opportunity to make some new friends! We hope to see many new faces keen to engage in deep striking conversations over cake and tea.


Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Yields 12 cupcakes


  • 2 cups plain flour (plus 2 teaspoons for apple coating)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon (plus ½ teaspoon for apple coating)
  • 2 cups diced & peeled apples (preferably granny smith, but any will do)
  • 110g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

(Ingredients for topping)

  • 60g unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, toss together diced apples and 2 teaspoons of flour to coat apples. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add vanilla.
  5. Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined. Fold in diced apples. Then scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about to about ¾ full. Baking until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.
  6. While the muffins are baking, prepare the topping by melting the butter and cooling it slightly. Pour the butter into a separate wide bowl easy for dipping tops of muffins. Mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
  7. Once muffins have baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the muffin tin. Then, remove each muffin and dip first in the melted butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place onto wire rack to cool.

CAKE in 2016

Hi everyone and welcome to 2016!

CAKE is still very much alive and kicking, and we’ll be seeing you all (hopefully) at our O-Week stall on Thursday 25th February from 11am – 3pm on South Lawn.

There are plenty of other things to do on the day, but make sure that you stop by the CAKE stall and sign up for the new year. For previous members, please note that we can’t carry over members from last year and you will need to sign up again.

There will be baked goods for consumption, so make sure you’re there.

Membership is, as always, just $3 for the whole year.

See you all soon!