Iced Fancies

Place cut-out shapes on a wire rack and freeze, to prevent cakes crumbling when glace icing is spooned over.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 75 g plain flour

Glace icing:

  • 225 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • a few drops of food coloring

The Butter cream:

  • 100 g butter
  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 drop vanilla essence
  • a few drops of food coloring

Decoration:

  • silver balls, crystallized fruit
  • grated chocolate or nuts

Cooking Process

  1. Line and grease a 30 x 18 x 3 cm/12 x 7 x 1 1/4 inch tin .
  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and very thick.
  3. Carefully fold in the flour, using a metal spoon.
  4. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in a hot oven for 7-10 minutes. Turn out on a sheet of greaseproof paper on a wire rack to cool.
  5. Use a variety of cutters to cut out shapes from the sponge.
  6. For the glace icing, beat all the ingredients thoroughly. The icing can be colored if liked. Ice the cakes.
  7. Beat the butter, sugar milk and vanilla together until smooth.
  8. Color, if liked, and pipe on the cakes.
  9. Decorate as shown.

Iced Fancies

Bon Apetite!

Iced Fancies