Festive Fancies

Festive Fancies

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It’s that time of year again, where everyone seems to be going Christmas crazy! Including me.
These sweet star shaped fancies will leave you all starry eyed this season.
Perfect for party’s or even giving as gifts that is if you can resist eating them ☺
They are also great fun to make & decorate with the kids, but be warned it can get messy!
Bake as a Victoria sandwhich cake in any shaped tin you like. I have found a square tin leaves less cake going to waste, as you can cut more shapes out of it. Lets face it no cake ever goes to waste really, well not in my house anyhow.
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At the moment there’s a special offer on at Iceland with stork buy these two 500g tubs of margarine with the cake tin for just £2!
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(Bargain)
Ingredients
4 oz (100g) margarine ( I use stork it’s my absalute fave for cake making)
4 oz (100g) Caster sugar
2 medium eggs
4 oz (100g) self raising flour
Glace icing
Method
1. Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, 350 degrees Fahrenheit, gas mark . Grease a cake tin.
2. Cream margarine and sugar until fluffy and almost white in colour.
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3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a bit of flour with each.
4. Gently fold in remaining flour.
5. Pour in greased tin and bake for 20-25 minutes.
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6. When cake has completely cooled cut into desired shapes ( I used different sized plastic star shaped cookie cuttters.)
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Coat with glace icing and decorate however you like. I put glittery sprinkle on top my gold coloured glace icing
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& my children used these to decorate with
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Top tip
Refrigerate your sponge shapes for about 10-15 minutes before decorating. This helps the icing set quicker and makes the sponge slightly firmer and easier to work with.
To gift wrap simply stack a few together when the icing has set and wrap in a cellophane bag, tie a bow around the top with some ribbon and then watch the recipients face light up as they receive there homemade goodies. Alternatively display on a metallic plate or cake stand at a party that will bring a twinkle to your guests eyes.
I’m enjoying mine with a cup of tea 😜
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Leave your sparkling thoughts below I’d love to hear from my readers. Some more Christmasy baking recipes will be coming very soon.
Kelly ☆

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