We love icing…
When I showed Madam the packs of icing Renshaw had sent us to create something together with, she said…
“Oooh I love icing – it’s my favourite part of the cake!”
Mine too, probably not in the same way as little miss sweet tooth but I love icing cakes far more than baking them and possibly just a little more than eating them! I find the time I spend focused on making things with icing completely relaxing – I think it’s having my entire focus on one thing, which is so rare.
I fell in love with the hobby of cake decorating watching my Granny as a child and I’d love to pass some of this love on to Madam. Usually I wait until they’re in bed so I can work on cakes in peace but when Madam’s around she often sits beside me chatting and eating the cut-offs.
She’s often rolled balls and cut shapes but has never really used ready roll icing to create something before. I wanted to show her how to make something simple that yet effective that she could be proud of.
Icing is such a fun medium; like playdough but edible making the possibilities of what can be created endless. Using the Renshaw Primary & Neon multi-packs we started on tiny floral bouquet cupcake toppers…
Madam rolled out her own icing and then,
Cut, shaped and placed the flowers…
I showed her how to roll teeny roses…
Then we used writing icing to draw the stems…
We think these would make a great Mother’s Day Gift (yes me especially) we will use a basic vanilla cupcake recipe to make cupcakes to place them on. When the cakes have cooled we’ll make them stick with a very thin layer of buttercream.
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes
100g of Self-Raising Flour
100g Caster Sugar
100g Softened Butter
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1tsp Baking Powder
This recipe makes 12 cakes so line your baking tray and set the oven to 180c. Beat together the butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy and then slowly add the eggs. Mix in the flours, vanilla and baking powder. Seperate into the cake cases and bake for 12-15 minutes. Ta-Da that’s it, there’s no excuse not to make it over and over again.