Biscuits for a Royal Princess

Everybody loves to hear a new baby has been born but there is something rather special about the birth of a royal princess. For old and young alike, HRH Princess Charlotte's arrival was a special moment for our country and I certainly wanted to join in the celebrations happening around the country. 
As mummy to my own two little princes, it was more practical for me to celebrate by baking a batch of tasty biscuits to mark the occasion. 
I decided to make some biscuits for the family using baby coloured fondant icing and fresh fruit to decorate them.

Here is a quick rundown of the recipe I used for the biscuits:


  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 275g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    To decorate:

    1 packet of fondant icing

    Yellow and pink food colouring

    Fresh fruit to garnish


1) Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2) Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.
3)Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
4 )Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
5) Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.
6) Using biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.
7) Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

To Decorate:

1) Divide fondant icing into two halves, add a few drops of yellow and pink colouring to each half and work the icing until you have a ball of baby pink and baby yellow icing.

2) Roll the icing out with a rolling pin until it is about half a centimetre thick and then, using the same cookie cutters as before, gently cut the icing out and place on each biscuit. 

3) To finish, garnish your biscuits with fresh fruit

Happy baking!
I hope you all have a lovely week!



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