Why are Balfours frog cakes so expensive?

A MACHINE-MADE frog cake just wouldn’t be the SA-same, so we’re paying a premium for this handcrafted sweetie. A MACHINE-MADE frog cake just wouldn’t be the SA-same, so we’re paying a premium for this handcrafted sweetie.

Who invented the frog cake?

Place of Origin To transform this pastry into a frog, bakers coat everything with green fondant icing, add a slit in the creamy “head” to create a mouth, and top it off with two tiny fondant eyes. The frog cake was first created by the Adelaide-based Balfours Bakery in 1922.

Where are balfours pies made?

South Australia
Balfours Bakery is Australia’s oldest Bakery established in Adelaide, 1853. Today, we manufacture and distribute quality sweets and savouries from our oven door in South Australia. We are proudly South Australian owned and operated.

What are Louisiana frog cakes?

The frog cake is a small dessert shaped to resemble a frog with its mouth open, consisting of a sponge base with a jam centre, topped in artificial cream and covered with a thick layer of fondant icing.

How do you make frog cupcakes?


  1. Bake cupcakes according to the directions on the package. Allow them to cool completely.
  2. Scoop 2/3 of the frosting into a small bowl and mix with green food coloring. Frost the cupcakes.
  3. Cut the marshmallows in half to make two circles.
  4. Mix the remaining frosting with red food coloring to make pink.

Is balfours owned by South Australia?

Today, Balfours is owned by San Remo, another South Australian family business.

Where are balfours cakes made?

Balfours is an Australian bakery which produces pies, pasties and cakes for sale in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.

How do you make frog cookies?

directions. Mix, milk, margarine, sugar and cocoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add vanilla, coconut, and oats, mix thoroughly and drop from tablespoon onto waxed paper or cookie sheets. Chill until set and enjoy!

What is a Balfour’s frog cake?

The Balfour’s Frog Cake is a South Australian institution – they even have their own Wikipedia page AND have been designated a South Australian Heritage Icon by the National Trust of South Australia.

What colour is a frog cake?

The original Frog Cakes were green, but pink and brown varieties were later introduced. Special colours are also sometimes produced for particular occasions – for example, red frogs for Christmas. Balfours also sponsors AFL football matches between the two Adelaide teams and produces frogs in team coloursfor the event.

Are Frog cakes made in Australia?

Because the cakes were widely imitated, Balfours registered the name and shape of Frog Cakes as a trademark in 2001. For many years they were available only in South Australia. However, Balfours was acquired by San Remo Macaroni Company in 2008 and now have a second factory in Sydney.

Do frog cakes travel well?

People have even been known to have wedding cakes constructed of white frogs, croquembouche-style. Frog Cakes do not travel well. When I took on the task of writing their company history, Balfours sent me some by courier. Unfortunately, the froggies were travelling during the hottest couple of days of the 2018 summer.