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

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

  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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