We celebrated the ‘pink ones’ 3rd birthday at the weekend with a somewhat predictable ‘princess’ themed party. There is no end of wonderful treats one can dream up, cook up and decorate and these little ‘crown biscuits’ were just one of a long list of irresistible pink delicacies that weighed down the party table.
I have always enviously eyed-up daintily decorated biscuits but never had the gumption, or time, to get making until last week, that is. The crown cutter was ordered online, the pink fondant icing and flowers are from Jane Asher Cake Shop and the recipe is below. All you need is a little patience, time, a steady hand, and a ‘princess’ ready to party!
Princess Crown Biscuits
- 150gms soft butter
- 50gms golden caster sugar
- 25gms icing sugar
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 250gms plain white flour
Set the oven to 180C and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
1. Cream together the butter, sugars and vanilla extract either in a Magimix or in a Kenwood with the beater going at full speed.
2. Slowly add in the flour until you have a pliable ball of dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
3. Dust a surface with icing sugar and roll out the dough till about 2-3 mm thick and stamp out your crowns. Pop on the baking trays and put in the fridge to chill again for another 15 minutes. This mix makes about 20 crowns (slightly depending on the size of your crown cutter).
4. Bake in the oven until just beginning to turn golden at the edges. About 12 – 15 minutes. Leave to cool on a baking tray.
- 1 small packet of pink fondant icing
- 1 packet of icing gels – made by Dr. Oeteker and found in the baking section of most supermarkets
- 1 packet of icing flowers
Roll out the pink fondant icing to really quite thin – 2 mm, and then cut out your crowns.
Pop some of the icing gel or if you have butter icing on the biscuits and stick the fondant crown on top.
Decorate your biscuits with squiggles and swirls in true regal style and maybe a few flowers.
Serve to all princesses.
Written by the wonderful Joanna Preston of Larder Saga. Check it out for other scrumptious ideas!