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Facebook update

When I launched my personal Facebook page last year, I didn’t foresee what would have happened in just a few months, i.e. reaching Facebook’s 5000-friends limit.

To solve the problem, I’m launching a new page: this time it’s not a “personal” page, so it should be able to accommodate all my old friends and, hopefully, my new ones!

Everything works just the same, so if you subscribed to the old page, please switch to the new. If you are a new friend, welcome to my new Facebook page!

And starting today, you can comment on The Sugar Garden with your Facebook identity!


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to The Sugar Garden’s readers!

This time I won’t be posting photos of flowers, but pastry cookies flooded with royal icing and decorated with sugarpaste butterflies and gumpaste flowers.

Those cookies are easy to bake and decorate, a great idea to keep your children busy during Easter holidays!  You just need an egg-shaped cutter, a butterfly cutter (or you could make templates) and flower-shaped cutters (plunger cutters in this case) in different sizes.

To make things easier still, you could use sugarpaste to top your cookies rather than royal icing.

To be sure that cookies won’t loose their shape while in the oven, just pop them into the fridge for 10 minutes or thereabouts before baking. Also, do not overcook them: they’re ready as soon as they get golden around the edges. Even if they look a bit soft, they’ll set in a few minutes.

Once they’ve cooled, it’s time to decorate them! Flowers, butterflies, bunnies… anything will do, as long as it’s made with love and spring colours. Believe me, you will be proud of your children’s creativity!