Cake bunting is a fun and simple DIY craft project. When you fancy personalising a cake, but icing skills are not your forte…cake bunting is the answer! To keep things easy for Easter we have a template for you to use. This year I am entertaining a large gang of family and friends and will need lots of desserts. Cupcakes are handy since they can be made in advance and keep really well too. I am going to use the Vanilla Cupcake with Raspberry Icing recipe (get it here). For the butter-cream icing, I will leave out the raspberries and mix smaller quantities of icing with pink, yellow a mauve food colouring gel. Decorate the cupcakes simply…because this Easter it’s all about the cake bunting!
Easy Peasy Mince Pies! Many years ago mince pies were filled with beef and game. Over the years they have evolved into a sweet pastry, filled with stewed fruits, suet and a dash of whiskey or port! The mince mixture is made a few months in advance to allow the flavors develop and the pastry is made from scratch, a method that I welcome you all to try! But here at The Simple Owl we know everyone loves the gratitude of presenting freshly baked goods to waiting guests, but might not like the all the hard work involved!
So far episode three seemed to be the biggest challenge for the GIBO contestants, and I have full sympathy for them. As I made my way through this recipe, it seemed to be getting further and further away from me! Here is the result…much smaller then they should be. I don’t think these biscuits would make the cut with Paul and Biddy!!