Thursday, 7 May 2015

Babies, biscuits and cupcakes

Last week was all about babies, not only was there a new Princess born but more importantly my best friend had a beautiful baby boy! 





What better opportunity to bake some cute baby themed cupcakes. I bought these Baby Shower Cookie Cutters from Lakeland ages ago and have been waiting for an excuse to sue them. I was really impressed with them, they were really easy to use on biscuit dough and fondant.

I made the biscuits first, then cut out the shapes with fondant and stuck these onto the biscuits (they stick easily with a tiny bit of water). Finally I put them onto cupcakes.

I wanted to share the biscuit recipes with you as this is the best recipe if you want your biscuits to taste good and keep their shape.

Simple Vanilla Biscuits

Ingredients:
200g Stork
200g sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
425g plain flour

Method:
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan and line a couple of baking tins with baking paper.
  2. Cream the Stork and sugar in a bowl or food processor for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again briefly.
  4. Mix in the flour until a dough forms.
  5. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out using a rolling pin. If at this stage it feels a bit too sticky you can add more flour.
  6. Cut out the biscuit shapes and lay them on the baking trays.
  7. Put the biscuits in the fridge for 5 minutes before baking in the oven for 12 minutes or until starting to brown at the edges.
  8. Leave the biscuits to cool on a wire rack.



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