Strawberry creams

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You can make peppermint or orange flavour too!

 

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You will need icing sugar (500g), 1 dried egg white, 2 tsp strawberry flavouring, 4 tsp lemon juice, a rolling pin and cutters

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Put the icing sugar in a bowl and make a hole in the middle with a spoon

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In another bowl mix together the egg white, peppermint flavouring and lemon juice

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Pour the mixture into the icing sugar

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Stir the mixture, then knead together until it is a smooth dough

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Sprinkle some icing sugar onto a clean work surface and roll out the mixture

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Use the cutter to cut out your shapes and put onto a plate

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Leave to dry for one hour

Ghost cakes

This is based on the ghost icing decorations from the fabulous I am baker blog.

The link to the ghost cake is here, http://iambaker.net/boo-tiful-halloween-cake/ and the surprise ghost cake here http://iambaker.net/ghost-cake-surprise-inside-cake/.

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For craft club, I bought some chocolate cup cakes and we iced the ghosts.

If you want to try yourself, the conversion from American measurements for the icing is as follows: 225g of butter 250g of icing sugar 1 jar of Marshmallow Fluff (with the baking stuff in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s) 2 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients together until fluffy.

This is how my mix looked after half the Fluff was added

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And this is how it looked once I’d finished:

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I’ve used this icing in a piping bag, but we used freezer bags with the corner snipped off.

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Just squeeze your ghost shape out and use icing pens for the eyes and mouth

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