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Brilliant baubles

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Brilliant baubles
Brilliant baubles

The combination of striking colours with sparkling disco dust makes these baubles such festive decorations. They're better than the real thing!

Ingredients

  • Christmas bauble cookies
  • Sugarpaste: a selection of colours
  • Christmas bauble cookie cutters
  • Piping gel
  • Royal icing
  • Piping bag and No 2, 18 tube
  • Edible snowflake lustre dust
  • White hologram disco dust
  • Soft brush

Use the photo for further inspiration on how to decorate each bauble!

Method

  1. Prepare the cookies. Remove a small circle of dough from the top of the cookie using the piping tube and bake.
  2. Roll out the coloured sugarpaste and cut a bauble using the cookie cutter used to create the cookies. Attach to the cookie using piping gel and remove a circle using the No18 tube to reveal the hole in the cookie.
  3. For the purple bauble fill a piping bag with royal icing, attach the no 2 tube and pipe a swirl and coil pattern over the cookie. Once the royal icing has set, mix some lustre dust with water and paint over the pattern. Use a soft brush to spread white hologram dust over the cookie.

Top tip: Use the photo for further inspiration on how to decorate each bauble!This recipe is taken from Bake Me I'm Yours Cookie by Lindy Smith, available from Amazon, RRP 9.99www.lindyscakes.co.uk

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Rae Bause

Disco dust isn't edible. It's plastic craft glitter. To keep these edible, glitter should be made from gum arabic, sanding sugar, or gelatin.

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