Rudolph Cake Pops Tutorial
Rudolph Cake Pop Tutorial Ingredients Baked cake of your choice. Packet mix is perfectly acceptable. I've used homemade mud cake as it doesn't require any icing to bind it together. Chocolate melts or chopped chocolate (milk or dark) Copha if required Red smarties or m&ms Icing eyes or round lollies Equipment Deep microwavable bowl Spoon Lollipop sticks Packaging Cellophane bags Brown pipe cleaners Step 1 Crumble your cold baked cake into fine crumbs. Step 2 Squeeze your cake crumbs to form balls approximately 3-3.5cms in diameter...
Redskin Macaron Recipe
  French Macaron Recipe 4 large egg whites (or 5 small) 140g 1/3 cup or 70g caster sugar 1 1/2 cups or 230g pure icing sugar 1 cup or 120g almond meal 2g salt (tiny pinch) gel food colouring (optional) Macaron Recipe Directions Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C Place egg whites and caster sugar in a bowl and mix with electric mixer until stiff enough to turn the bowl upside down without it falling out, continue to beat for 1-2 more minutes.  How long this takes will depend on you mixer.  Add gel food colouring and continue to mix for a further 20seco..
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Makes approximately 16 Ingredients 250g softened butter 200g caster sugar 4 eggs 240g SR flour 35g cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 120ml milk 2 tbsp red food colouring (less if using a paste colour) Preheat oven to 180 C. Place patty pans in muffin tin.   Put butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa, baking powder and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until fully combined. With the mixer running add the milk and red  colouring and combine until smooth.   Divide the cake mixture between the patty pa..
Petal Icing Technique
Make a batch of buttercream and tint it the colour you require. Give your cake a crumb coat ready to pipe the 'petals'. Using a round piping tip pipe a vertical row of dots . I've used a 1cm tip on this cake.   Using a palette knife gently 'squash' each dot with the tip of your palette knife and drag slightly.   Continue this process around the entire cake. You will have a 'seam' at the back. Follow the same process on the top of the cake or you can also pipe the dots/petals in a spiral pattern.          &nbs..
Peppermint Patties Recipe
Ingredients: 1 tin of condensed milk 5 1/2 cups icing sugar 1 tablespoon peppermint extract/essence or to taste 3 cups milk or dark chocolate melts 2 tablespoons copha Method: Add condensed milk, 2 cups icing sugar and peppermint essence to a large  mixer bowl. Mix everything on medium speed using the paddle attachment. Add more icing sugar half a cup at a time until the mixture is pliable like modelling clay. Roll balls approximately 2cm between the palms of your hands or roll and cut out with a small circle cutter. Transfer discs to the freezer for no longer t..
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
Minnie Mouse Cupcakes Ingredients Batch of chocolate cupcakes White buttercream icing Pre coloured red chocolate or white chocolate melts Red powder chocolate colouring Mini oreo biscuits Red sprinkles, optional Equipment Bow chocolate mould Red cupcake wrappers Piping bag and nozzle Snaplock bag   Method Step 1 Place some melted white chocolate in a piping bag or snaplock bag with a tiny hole pierced in one corner. Pipe white dots in the cavities of the bow chocolate mould. Let set. Step 2 Fill the mould with red chocolate and let set aga..
Marshmallow Recipe
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon powdered gelatine 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg white icing sugar Grease  and line a 20cm square cake tin. Sprinkle gelatine over 1/4 cup boiling water in a heatproof bowl and stir to dissolve. Place sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small heavy based saucepan over gentle heat. Stir without boiling until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Do not allow to turn brown. Remove from heat, add gelatine and vanilla essence, stir until dissolved. Using an electric mixer beat egg w..
Marshmallow Fondant Recipe
Ingredients 1 x 500gm bag of all white marshmallows (or all pink etc) 2 tblspns water 5-6 cups icing sugar 1 tspn lemon or orange essence (optional)   Method Place the marshmallows in a large bowl. Add water and microwave on high for 1 minute. Let it sit for about a minute and microwave it again for another minute. Stir with a wooden spoon that is coated with shortening (or sprayed with cooking spray). Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth. You can add colour or flavour at this point if required.   Sift icing sugar over the melted marshmallow a..
Mannequin Biscuits
Mannequin Biscuits These are like an adult edible version of paper dolls! You can 'dress' your biscuit with any style you like. Equipment: Mannequin/dressmakers dummy cookie cutter Rolling pin Baking paper Piping bag Icing tip No.2 Edible marker Sugar sheets Decorating pearls/cachous Food scissors Paint brush Edible glue Biscuit recipe (makes 15 biscuits): 125gms butter 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cornflour Cream butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sifted flours. Knead on lightly floured su..
Make Your Own Rocky Road Easter Eggs
You can make rocky road with any of your favourite ingredients. For a very easy child friendly version I’ve used here marshmallows, red lolly raspberries and almonds (right). Snakes work really well, or even lolly bananas!       For a more adult taste, add coconut, pistachios, Turkish delight. The possibilities are endless. Another very simple idea is to chop up mars bars or crunchies and mix through chocolate.   Chop your ingredients or use clean scissors to cut them up. Scissors dipped in cornflour help with the sticky marshmallows, If you prefer us..
Make Your Own Gummy Lollies
Ingredients                                                                 85g box of jelly crystals (any flavour) 28g unflavoured gelatine ½ cup cold water Glass of hot water Step 1: Combine the unflavoured gelatin and the jelly in the saucepan. Stir them ..
Lipstick Cupcakes
Ingredients: Cupcakes of choice White chocolate Red oil based chocolate colouring Dark chocolate Buttercream icing Equipment: Lipstick mould Lollipop sticks Piping bag/small round tip or lunch bag Step 1: Melt white chocolate and colour it red or another suitable lipstick colour. Fill the lipstick section of each cavity in the mould and place a lollipop stick so it sits at an angle sticking out of the 'point' of the lipstick. Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate and fill the remainder of the lipstick cavities. It helps to run some of the dark chocolate over the red choclate to hel..