Easter tree decorations

Easter tree decorations

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From
Bake and Decorate
Makes
24
Photographer
Laura Edwards

Hang these rabbits, eggs and chicks on a few branches of spring blossom for an instant edible display. Children will enjoy decorating these... and not a chocolate egg in sight!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 quantity Vanilla butter biscuits, dough only
plain flour, to dust
selection biscuit cutters
700g white sugarpaste
1 pot yellow food colour paste
1 pot green food colour paste
icing sugar, to dust
60g white royal icing
60g pink royal icing
60g yellow royal icing
2m 5 mm-wide lilac gingham ribbon
2m 5 mm-wide orange gingham ribbon
2m 5 mm-wide pink gingham ribbon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Roll out the dough using plenty of flour (it is quite sticky) to about 3–4 mm thick. Cut out the biscuits with your chosen cutters and lay on 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment. Make holes towards the top of each with a skewer for threading through the ribbon. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until pale gold. Cool on a wire rack, re-forming the ribbon holes with the skewer.
  2. Divide the sugarpaste into 3 and place in separate polythene bags. Leave one white for the rabbits, colour one pale yellow for the chicks and the other pale green for the eggs.
  3. On a clean work surface dusted with icing sugar, roll out the white sugarpaste to about 2 mm thick. Cut out with the rabbit cutter, making as many as you have rabbit biscuits. Pipe a little royal icing on to the biscuit and stick on the sugarpaste rabbit. Make a hole in the sugarpaste in the same place as that on the biscuit for the ribbon. Repeat with the yellow sugarpaste on the chicks and the green for the eggs. Pipe pink dots on the rabbit, an ear and an eye, a pink eye for the chick and yellow patterns on the egg.
  4. Allow the sugarpaste and icing to set overnight. Cut the ribbons into 25 cm lengths and thread through each biscuit.
Tags:
Baking
Cakes
decorating
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