Just kicking off the week with something a little bit lovely….
I have had so much fun making a herd of reindeer for Day 5 – I very much hope you’ll love these cheeky chappies as much as I do!
The body is a round ball Christmas tree chocolate!
You will need:
Ball/bauble christmas tree chocolates
Chocolate sugarpaste (Sainsburys)
White, red, orange and green sugarpastes
A little melted chocolate
Mmmmm! Christmas pudding shaped Chocolate Covered Oreos!
Now you can get specific chocolate oreo moulds that are a good deal smaller than the way I’m doing these. I don’t have one, my kitchen is bursting with equipment and I may be the recipient of an angry husband should any more essential bits and pieces make their way into our house!
Well today sees the start of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas Baking Recipes – you’ll be treated to 1 Christmassy recipe/kitchen antic a day from now until the 12th December (that’s when I collapse in an authorised heap!)
Kicking off 2013′s run are ideas for your Christmas cake, with a new design added to the collection this Christmas.
This cake will work in all sorts of colour combinations – this year I’m drawn to all things purple but go with your own colour scheme if you’d prefer.
You will need:-
Modelling paste – purple and white
Snowflake sugarpaste cutters – large, medium and small
I’v been a busy bee working up some little projects for Renshaw – If you fancy giving any of these projects a go you’ll find them on the Renshaw Blog just here
Get yourself a good Sugarpaste Rolling Pin!
This one may seems a bit daft, but how many of you are covering cakes with a regular old rolling pin? Chances are its a wooden one and you’re finding it a bit on the short side?
Make your own Modelling Paste
This will save you a fortune. Using a modelling paste for most cake decorations, flowers and bits and pieces is much much easier than using sugarpaste (fondant). It dries out quicker so will hold the shape you want it to with ease.
Storing your left over Sugarpaste – Seal it Up!
If you’re like me you’ll always end up with some left over coloured sugarpaste at the end of a project. It needs storing well so that when you next go looking for the green you know you had it’s not completely dried out or welded itself together with a random ball of purple!
Colouring Sugarpaste – Get the Dough Hook on it!
Ever turned your hands (and the worktop) purple/orange/green/black? Mine have been all sorts and usually when you’re off somewhere important. I don’t buy ready coloured sugarpaste as I find it too sticky and rather colour my own with gel paste colours.