How are you planning to celebrate the royal wedding on Saturday? If you're not making the trip to Windsor itself, then perhaps you’re attending a street party, or maybe just settling down to watch the event on TV at home with drinks and a few nibbles. Whatever you're doing, we've got the perfect recipe to make the event that extra bit special. These custom royal wedding biscuits by Pam Jones at Lemon Tree Cakes, created in collaboration with HELLO! and Etsy UK, are decorated with gorgeous vintage-inspired H and M designs and are perfect for getting your creative juices flowing. They're also guaranteed to look gorgeous, no matter where you serve them.
Here's how to make commemorative royal wedding biscuits
Pam thinks this would be the perfect morning activity with children, telling HELLO!: "Once the adults have baked the cookies, the kids will love getting involved in decorating them."
- 100g softened unsalted butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg 200g plain flour
- 2 rolls of plain white fondant
- Dash of cornflour
- Rolling pin and board (a chopping board will do)
- Paint brushes for decoration in sizes 0-5. Use a smaller brush for the more delicate details
- Edible food colouring or gel
- Gold dusting
- Cooled boiled water or lemon extract to help mix the food colouring
1. Use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until mixed well. Do not over mix.
2. Beat in the egg until combined. Add in the flour and mix until you start to see a dough forming.
3. Bring the dough together into a ball. At this point you can either freeze the dough for an hour or roll it into even thickness between two sheets of parchment paper and then place in the fridge for about an hour.
4. Heat your oven to 170C/ 160C fan. Cut your dough into desired shapes using your choice of cookie cutters. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes then immediately place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Once cooled, cover your cookies in fondant icing in your shade of choice.
6. Let the fondant set for about an hour before starting to design your cookie.
7. Take your alphabet mold and press the fondant onto the H & M letters.
8. Let the letters dry for 10 minutes before edging them with edible gold dust
9. Paint little roses and leaves onto the bottom and top of the letters.
10. Allow the cookies to dry completely before serving. They will last for up to a month if stored in an air tight container in a cool dry place.
All materials can be bought from Etsy. Visit LemonTreeCakes.etsy.com to find out more about Pam Jones and her biscuits.