edible decor

Percy Jackson Lotus Flower Cookies

Yields 2 dozen cookies

The things you’ll need

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Plastic wrap
  • Pink vegan frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a #366 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour and salt.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and rose water.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Divide dough into two halves and then wrap each half in plastic wrap. Stick them in the fridge to chill.
  6. Roll out dough to about ¼ an inch thick and then use a cookie cutter to cut circles. Place the circles onto a lined baking sheet and then bake for 12 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a #366 leaf tip to pipe pink frosting onto each cookie in a lotus flower design.Start with larger petals on the outside and work your way to the center, making the petals smaller as you go.
  2. TaDa! If you feed these Percy Jackson lotus cookies to your guests, they’ll never want to leave!

My Twenty One Pilots themed cake for my fondant class final! In total I think I spent around 48 hours on all the details and yes, all the decorations are edible.


by alpinepastryshop on instagram!

The signs while cooking
  • Aries: doesn't set foot in the kitchen, let alone cook
  • Taurus: Dances in the kitchen
  • Gemini: Adding things in the mix secretly while Virgo isn't looking
  • Cancer: stopping Scorpio while secretly licking the batter off spoons as well
  • Leo: The one who the food is being served to
  • Virgo: follows the recipe exactly as it is
  • Libra: Tries to cook but ends up getting takeaway
  • Scorpio: licking the batter off the spoons
  • Sagittarius: throwing food in the air and trying to catch it with their mouth
  • Capricorn: The one commanding everyone what to do
  • Aquarius: gets the edible glitter everywhere
  • Pisces: Decorating the cookies

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Yes the flowers are edible

Simon: *peeks out from behind menu he’s not reading*

Baz: *glares*

Simon: *visibly blushing*

Baz: *narrows eyes*

Simon: “So, I was feeling… something… and I did… something…”

Baz: *places down menu in the restaurant they’re sitting at* *takes deep breath* “Simon… what did you d-”

~music starts playing… sexy violins… romantic stylz music~

Waiter #1: *brings giant bouquet of roses*

Waiter #2: *brings giant red velvet cake to the table, adorned with many a decorative, edible flower*

Waiter #3: *brings comically large valentines card over (even though it’s only half way through January)

Baz: *actual rabbit in the headlights*

Simon: *starts babbing* “So, that feeling I was feeling was love and I got carried away and gosh, I was just thinking about everything and things and then you! And then I asked these waiters to come over here and bring all this stuff and so *takes deep breath* Basilton Grimm-Pitch… will you be my valentine?

Baz: *deadpan glare*

Simon: *puppy-dog eyes, looking adorable*

Baz: *deadpan glare*

Waiters: *uncomfortable squirming*


Simon: “Still…”

Waiters: *still uncomfortable, now also confused puppies*

Baz: *resigned sigh* Yes, I will be your valentine

Simon: *fist pumps in the air* *whooping and holling with pure joy* *high five’s confused waiters*

Baz: *blushes* *hides behind his menu and secretly grins at his adorable amazing sunshine husband and thanks his lucky stars he’s married to the most wonderfully amazing goofball in the whole wide world*


Rose and Cardamom Cheesecake

Crystallized Petals:

  • 1 egg white
  • pesticide-free rose petals
  • caster sugar for sprinkling


  • 115g (1 cup) shelled pistachios, plus 2 Tbsp., chopped, for decorating
  • 60g (⅓ cup) caster sugar
  • 60g (¼ cup) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 60g (½ cup) self-raising flour


  • 6 sheets leaf gelatin or 2 Tbsp. powdered gelatin
  • 500g (2 cups) ricotta
  • 250g (a little over 1 cup) mascarpone
  • 100g (½ cup) caster sugar
  • 25 cardamom pods
  • 300g (a little over 1 cup) evaporated milk
  • 160ml (⅔ cup) double cream (heavy whipping cream)
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) rosewater
  • a few drops of pink food coloring (optional)
  • edible glitter for decoration

  1. Whisk the egg white until it is foamy. Paint this on to both sides of the petals, one at a time, using a small paint-brush, then sprinkle with sugar. Lay on a sheet of baking-paper in a warm place to dry overnight. Once dried, store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Line and grease a 23cm (9in) springform cake tin.
  3. Finely chop the whole pistachios in a food processor or blender. In a large mixing-bowl, whisk together the sugar and butter
    until creamy. Break in the eggs and beat again. Sift in the flour, add the ground pistachios and stir well. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cake is golden brown and springs back when pressed gently in the center. Leave to cool in the tin.
  4. Soak the gelatin leaves in water until soft. Whisk the ricotta, mascarpone and sugar together until light and creamy. Crush
    the cardamom pods to remove the husks, then grind the black seeds to a fine powder in a pestle and mortar.
  5. Heat the evaporated milk and cream together in a saucepan with the ground cardamom and rosewater and continue heating until the mixture has reduced by one third. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. Squeeze the water out of the gelatin leaves and add them to the warm cream, if using powdered gelatin whisk in, stirring until dissolved. Pass the cream through a sieve to remove any undissolved gelatin pieces, then whisk into the cheese mixture with a few drops of pink food coloring, if using. Pour the filling on top of the pistachio cake base and refrigerate for three hours or overnight.
  6. When you are ready to serve, arrange the crystallized rose petals on top and sprinkle with chopped pistachios and edible glitter, if using.

Chocolate Orange Biscuit Bites

So I had a load of chocolate chips lying about so I thought I’d have a go at a gooey recipe. Here’s my recipe:

Line a square tin with cling film.
Bash 250g Rich Tea biscuits into random sized pieces.
Melt 300g Dark Chocolate, 100g Unsalted Butter and 150g Golden Syrup in a pan until they make a smooth, silky mixture.
Remove from the heat and add 1tsp Orange flavouring, 150g Raisins and the crushed biscuits.
Having mixed well pour into the tin abs pop in the fridge to set.
Later, melt 200g White Chocolate and pour over the top. Then, melt 50g milk chocolate and pop in a piping bag. Draw lines over the white chocolate with the milk chocolate; use a cocktail stick to create the pattern.
Add the sprinkles and put back in the fridge to set.
Once set, leave in the tin and cut up.

Just For The Money

Anon asked: Could you write something where Kylo and reader end up in some sort or cooking/baking competition together? They could be from rival bakeries, but in the end they still end up together, and maybe collaborate on something?

Author: Zoe

(A/N: Ah, another fic where I get to combine my writing with my other favorite hobby: baking!)

Bakery AU: Kylo Ren x Reader

Plot Summary: You run a simple and sweet bakery, mostly catering to the people who want to stop by for a sweet treat for a good price. Kylo Ren runs a high end cake shop, taking in clients for formal events. The both of you have had a long rivalry, but right now, both your businesses are about to bite the dust. That is until a baking competition arrives in town, so both you and Kylo are desperate to win. There’s a catch, though! It’s a couples-only bake-off!

Originally posted by masterpatterner

Pulling a fresh batch of cookies out of the oven, the smell of chocolate and caramel filled up the small little pastry shop, as you indulged in the sweet sensation tickling your nose before setting them down to cool.

The door to your bakery jingled, as a woman with her daughter entered, yourself smiling alongside the mother as the young girl oogled over the dozens of sweets, running along the cupcakes, to the pies and cookies.

“Hi! Welcome to Tatooine Treats! How can I help you two?” You asked cheerfully, setting your oven mitts to the side as the girl peeked over the counter.

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Ending Shark Week with a splash! Here’s a cake to really sink your teeth into… just make sure to bite it before it bites back! Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram @ Laydecakes

gogocatninja  asked:

Left just outside the door at Ruran's apartment is a cardboard box tied with a giant, pink bow. The masked knight would find an assortment of moist, delicious cakes, topped with thick frosting and various edible decorations, from rolanberries to candies and more. A note is attached to the bow, reading, "WHEN YE VISITIN US LOCKE? ZEYMA'S SAKE IT'S BEEN MOONS"

The massive pink bow stood out like a beacon as Ruran approached his apartment door. His brows furrowed behind his mask, looking both ways in case the giver could be found. Seeing no one, he picked up the basket, his sea-green eyes growing alert and bright at the presence of cakes…and then he read the note.

If one happened to look down the hall in that moment, they would have found a suit of armor frozen in place, not moving a muscle, staring down at the card with slightly wide eyes for a very long time. A Ruran statue, truly.

’Locke’. There it was, right out in the open for all passers-by to see. He finally snapped out of his daze, paranoia urging him to check if anyone had seen him holding the gift with the name that no longer matched him. Again, no one, and the knight then sighed; he could practically hear the scolding tone in those written words. They had been scrawled in all capital letters, even.

Unlatching the umpteen locks from his door and slipping inside, he plopped down on the nearby couch and placed the basket beside him. He read the note again. Another sigh followed and a shake of his head.

“I…suppose it has been a while,” he mumbled to himself, reaching to rub the top of his forehead. “Tempting me with cakes, even.” His eyes were soft; Inarah knew he always had a weakness for desserts.

A visit meant seeing his old friends. The ones he had before his mask. It was part of his heart that ached, but would visiting them make it less..? The knight decided he would mull this over. … But first, a cake.