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!

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