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Festive Fondant Fancies
Serves 16 | To prepare 30 mins | To cook 40 mins
- 175g butter, softened
- 175g unrefined caster sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 175g self-raising flour
- 2 tbsp milk
For the filling
- 150g icing sugar
- 75g butter, softened
- 3 tbsp strawberry jam and 3 tbsp lemon curd
For the topping
- 1kg ready-to-roll icing block
- blue and green food colouring or any colour you would like to use.
- Decorate with anything festive such as; sprinkles, glitter, sugared almonds and marshmallows
- Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin. Preheat oven to 190°C/fan oven 170°C, gas mark 5, 375°F.
- Beat together 175g butter and sugar, till pale and creamy.
- Whisk in eggs a little at a time, and then fold in the flour.
- Add enough milk so mixture easily falls off a spoon.
- Transfer into cake tin and cook for 35-40 minutes, till a skewer comes out clean.
- Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool upside down on a wire rack.
- Cut the cake in half and then split both halves in half horizontally.
- For filling, beat the butter and slowly beat in 150g icing sugar till smooth.
- Reserve about 2 tablespoon butter icing and use the remaining to fill one half of the cake.
- Top with jam and sandwich together. Cut cake into 8 squares.
- Fill the other half with lemon curd and cut into 8 squares.
- Spoon a dollop of the remaining butter icing on top of each cake and sit them on a wire rack above a large tray.
- Put your ready-to-roll icing block in a large bowl and pour over boiling water to cover.
- After 10-15 mins the icing should be soft. Pour off water, and mix icing in bowl, adding a dribble more hot water until you get a smooth, runny but thickish icing.
- Divide evenly in 3 and add a little blue colouring to one third, and a little blue and green colouring to another third.
- Spoon some icing over each cake to cover, then decorate with your festive treats.
Source: Good To Know
Tip- Why not pop your fancies into some paper cases, you can even purchase some Christmas designed ones for an extra festive twist.
Enjoy your Tuesday everyone!
Only 14 days until Christmas.....eeek!