I've had an idea for a while that I would like a pretty garden tea party with the kids, we used to do it all the time but lately we seem to be too busy.
So this week we are slowing down.
Taking the time to take deep breaths.
Enjoying each other and simple fun things.
and not spending too long writing long blog posts.
Enjoy these pictures and know that although they look fantastic these little sweets take next to no time to make.
I found the little papers at a discount store they were $2 for 150 even plain papers would work, once you fill them and pop a pretty flower on top. Oh or polka dot papers would be cute too.
Oh did you know I'm on Instagram, as though you can't tell from the picture above ;)
Raspberry Cream Chocolates makes around 18 mini cups
200 g (7oz) white chocolate
30g (approx 1oz) cream
1/2 tsp raspberry flavour
pink (or colour of choice the pink I used is Sugarflair dusky pink)
Optional - sugar flowers for decorating
I use this raspberry essence oil
Place mini cupcake liners onto a flat baking tray.
Place white chocolate and cream in an microwave safe bowl, swirl around so the cream coats the chocolate. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Use a fork or whisk to gently mix until combined and free of lumps. Add the raspberry flavour and any food colour. Spoon evenly into mini cupcake papers. Once all the mixture is in the papers lift and give the tray a few raps on the workbench to help even the tops and reduce any air bubbles.
If you are decorating with sugar flowers place them on now before the mixture has time to set.
EDIT - I now have a tutorial on how to make your own sugar blossoms - CLICK HERE for link
Allow to set before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Remove from fridge 20 minutes prior to serving.
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores:
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