Christmas Biscuit Making and Decorating for Children

By November 5, 2020Christmas

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Kate Fogarty of Babs Buns

Kate worked in brand development, design and marketing before setting up Babs Buns a few years ago. Kate started out making cakes for children’s birthdays and special occasion parties.  Kate soon expanded into making cupcakes, biscuits and cakes for all types of occasions including corporate events.  Kate has lived in Greystones for over 16 years and now makes and decorates cakes for all occasions – no order is too big or small!

Kate will be demonstrating how to make and decorate Christmas biscuits for children, using an easy to make biscuit recipe and decorations without too much fuss or expense.  Nothing feels like Christmas more than the smell of baking in the air! Make Kates biscuits for family and friends over the festive season or use them as Christmas tree decorations and hand made gifts for grannies and teachers like.

List of ingredients for biscuits (makes about 15-20 biscuits):
380g Plain Flour (and a little for dusting worktop)
200g Butter
280g Caster Sugar
1 large egg
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

For decoration:
Fondant icing, in white and/or pre-coloured
Food colour gel (to colour white icing if not using pre coloured icing)
A little icing sugar for dusting worktop
Sprinkles to decorate – silver balls, Smarties etc
Pastry cutters in shapes, e.g star, heart, Christmas tree are useful to have or make shapes to cut round using thick card

To package biscuits up for gifts etc: cellophane bags, ribbon