I hope you are all well and enjoyed the snow last week – I know I did. The inner child came out of me – I had snowball fights with my housemates and built a snowman with straw hair and arms!
With the snow making me feel extra Christmassy, I thought I would do a bit of baking and attempt to make some Christmas treats. Before I begin with the rest of the blog, I would like to point out that I am not an expert in baking and just use the techniques that work for me. These may not be perfect but it’s all good fun and I must admit both bakes taste amazing!
The first treat I wanted to try was something I had seen done by Zoella – Melted Snowman Biscuits. Here’s how I did it:
- Icing sugar
- Digestive biscuits
- Writing icing
- Mixing bowl
Step 1: Pour some icing sugar into a bowl and add little bits of water at a time.
Step 2: Stir together until smooth.
Step 3: Place icing sugar onto a biscuit in a sort of blob looking shape – this will resemble the melted snowman body.
Step 4: Using the writing icing, draw faces onto the marshmallows – I made mine look sad and confused as to why they have melted.
Step 5: Stick a marshmallow head onto one end of the biscuit.
Step 6: Pop the biscuits into the fridge for a minute to allow the icing to set.
Step 7: Take out the fridge and using the writing icing, draw arms, buttons and any accessories onto the body of the melted snowman.
Step 8: Pop back into the fridge to cool for a minute, then take out and enjoy!
My second treat is snowman faced cupcakes. There are many ways you can use to make these and I must admit I did cheat a little by using a pre-made mix from Betty Crockers. However, it will still fun to make and the outcome was delicious! Here is how I made them:
- Cake mix
- 3 eggs
- mixing bowl
- Cake cases
- White chocolate buttons
- Baking tray
Step 1: Pour your cake mix into a bowl.
Step 2: Add the oil, water and eggs.
Step 3: Mix together until smooth.
Step 4: Line your tray with cupcake cases.
Step 5: Place the cake mixture into the cupcake cases making them as equal as possible.
Step 6: Put in the oven (see box for details on time and temperature).
Step 7: Once cooked, leave to cool for a few minutes.
Step 8: Using a knife, cut out the middle of the cakes in a circle
Step 9: Place some icing into the hole and place the piece of cake you cut out earlier on top
Step 10: Using some icing, stick a chocolate button on the top and draw a snowman face and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this post on Christmas treats you can make. This will be my last post until the new year! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and I will speak to you soon!