Unicorn Party Rings
Giving my favourite childhood biscuits the Unicorn treatment
- 225g unsalted butter, melted
- 150g caster sugar
- 400g plain flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 medium egg
- 300g Royal Icing Sugar
- 45-60ml water
- gel food colour, pink, yellow, blue, purple
- white fondant
- gold edible dust
- black writing pen
- With an electric whisk cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla extract and egg and beat until well combined.
- Sift in the flour and beat until it starts to come together. Pour mixture out onto a clean work top and use your hands to bring it together. Give a slight knead before rolling it out to 6mm thick.
- For the giant party rings, use a small/medium bowl, around 5 inches wide, as a template. Transfer the giant cut outs onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Use a small cookie cutter, around 1½ inches wide, to cut a hole out of the centre, this will be used to make the mini party rings. Place the mini biscuit onto the baking tray and use the back of a piping nozzle to cut the centre out.
- Repeat with the remaining dough until you have all of your giant and mini party rings. I only re-roll the dough once. Place the biscuits in the fridge to chill while preheating the oven to 180C. Place chilled biscuits in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden around the edges.
- To create the unicorn horns, take a small amount of fondant. Divide it in two and roll both into a sausage shape. Twist the two together to form the horn. Finish by painting on the gold dust before leaving to harden.
- For the icing, add water to the Royal Icing Sugar and beat until the icing is runny but thick enough to stay on the biscuits. Transfer to a plate, colour with food gel and mix. Dip the top of each biscuit into the icing and leave on a baking tray to set. Push the unicorn horns into the icing before it has set, so they can set together. I like to decorate the mini rings with icing and sprinkles.
- When the giant party rings have set use a black writing pen to draw the eyes.
- To create the unicorn mane pipe rosettes using thicker Royal Icing coloured with gel food colour. Leave to set and then enjoy :D