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From Egypt with love Collection SS17 

This years SS17 collection “FROM EGYPT WITH LOVE” collection is the latest Spring summer range, With inspirational treasures from my own Egyptian experience.

  

This year Marks 10 years since 2 of us not only experienced such a place as Egypt and we got to see many wonderful things. It’s just one of those Places that has to be explored.

so that’s why I’ve created this truly inspiring range 

I’ve been working on it for a few years, after experiencing and see the pyramids Cairo museum, and the treasury as seen in that Indiana jones movie. 

To give you a taste of our visit Here’s a 4 stage reveal photo we took whilst visiting Jordan and the treasury. 

  

This is why it’s my “My Most Treasured Collection yet” excavated for you to hopefully enjoy and adore, as much as I have making it. 

  
“everyone who loves the history of the Egyptians and it’s beauty, will discover that the gods,goddesses,kings and queens knew how dress.
It takes you to start a new trend, so find that inner God or goddess in you and release it. 

  

For more information and to explore the full range Please visit http://www.Icedrainbow.co.uk 

A follow up post will arise that’s been sitting in my draft folder for a long time about the whole Egyptian experience we had and I’ll be putting that up soon. 

Tommy The baker boy's Tucker

Pink Velvet Bakewell Tart Heart Cookie biscuit recipe

It’s that time of year again Valentine’s Day and they way to anyone’s heart is sometimes through baking.

I love a Bakewell Tart be it mini or a large one to share with friends and family.

Be it Valentine’s Day or any day of the year they could even be for a friend who’s unwell or fwmiot member as a loving gift or treat, what’s not to love about the smell of freshly baked goods in your home.

The aroma is something special and it’s always good to have a tempting treat for visitors. If I could bottle the smell of anything baked and make candles out of it they’d probably sell like hot cakes.

Which leads me to the Recipe 

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I thought I’d create some Bakewell Tart heart biscuit/Cookies & created this Melt in your mouth pink velvety raspberry flavoured biscuit, with an almond icing top layer and covered in sprinkles.

  
 makes around 12 medium biscuits or around 24 small ones 

  
Ingredients 

Raspberry flavouring about 20 drops for a good flavour.

150g of plain flour Homepride 

1 medium egg yolk 

150g of (stork butter)
75g of caster sugar 
1 tsp of almond essence  

Red food colouring 

Decoration 
Sprinkles 
Icing 250g  

Method:

Cream The butter and sugar together in a bowl till white & creamy

Add the egg & raspberry flavour and mix 

then finally add the sieved flour & Fold in gently until fully combined 

once combined, lay out cling film on the work top and spoon onto it, wrap & flatten into a square, wrap & put it in the fridge for 1 & and half hours.

after this time It’ll still be slightly soft but don’t worry, unwrap put onto a floured surface  and flatten to about a quarter inch thick and cut out your biscuits.

line baking trays with parchment paper. 

Baking Time 30-40 minutes but watch them once baked they will be slightly soft to the touch.

Fan assisted oven 120c
transfer to cooling rack after 5 mins of cooling

leave to cool completely before decorating 

Decorating
 

Put Sprinkles in a separate bowl 

add 100g of icing sugar in a bowl with a table spoon or 2 of water mix well, 

till you have a good cosistency to cover the top by placing upside down into the icing then place into the sprinkles to cover the top 
Once decorated leave to set and then go can enjoy. 

   

 If you’d like to try this recipe out please do let me know what you thought.

Many thanks and happy baking 

Tom x 

 

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Another Year Nearly Over

It’s the end of an era & soon to be a beginning of a new chapter. 

looking back on 2016 that icedrainbow has had is another menagerie of fun exciting sorts from exciting collaborations with bakers and other customers bespoke creations.

like this collaboration

with “becks bakes” who I created this cake topper for for gary Barlow’s new Musical The girls + lots of other colourful commissions galore.

 

here’s just a few more of my top creations …  

from brooches to watches & other keepsakes

I just had so many this last 12 months there’s just no time to talk about them all.

But thanks to Britt from shewhobakes, Sammie from feastingisfun , Natasha Maynard, Sally laker, soul singer Beverley knight, Esther from the cakery, to John from bakeronboard & Wilma & Barbara. to name but a few of you.

 

 The cake topper created for britt  

  Bespoke wedding design commission from wilma 
 

This Collaboration with Feastingisfun.com Sammie to celebrate her son & fianc√© engagement. This bunting cake bundle below, that she put together with the wonderful cake she created for the occasion.

 

To celebrate Beverley knights release of her amazing new album “Soulsville” a bespoke necklace created just for her.   
Home & kitchenware

including My extension of the homeware kitchenware accessories, Which I promise you’ll be seeing a lot more of in 2017.

  
 
 
But I just want to say a huge thank you too all for your support in 2016 & here’s another year of great collaborations & custom commissions.

So let’s hope 2017 has something even more to offer, as we all see the next year in & what all our futures hold ahead of us as we go fourth into 2017.

New challenges new prospects & new things to inspire us & lead us to bigger better things.

a final thought for those who we’ve lost this year too with many great stars from tv & the world of music & not forgetting the daily struggles year in year out for business’s & many families too. 

I just want to wish everyone a very happy new year for 2017.

Be happy, Healthy,Positive, kind & thoughtful & may you all have a great year next year.

 

Best wishes to you all. 

Tom 

Feel free to shop the sale & find the latest designs I have available on the website

www.icedrainbow.co.uk 

  

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Weird wonderful & Cool Top 6 gift ideas

Just Some gift ideas for many personalities picked by me this season

  
Including one that’s quite strange. 

  • Bose speakers (I actually own one of these) it’s totally Bose wouldn’t be without it for the music lover. With great sound & quality.

Essentially a super cool gift via Amazon 

  

  • Now this has to be the strangest most weirdest, even if its ment for a joke. Unicorn meat which is basically corned beef with glitter in 

  From Amazon.co.uk 

  • ūüėć cute & quirky a unicorn tape dispenser which we love. I know a fair few people who would love one of these.

  
Available from Amazon.co.uk 

  •  R2-D2 coffee maker now this we need & is great for any geek or Star Wars fan 

  
available to pre order and its released next year. Via think geek.

  • For the stylish fashionista among us either male or female (converse trainers) I own some myself & love them. 

  
From office.co.uk
Style your outfit with many colours or just go with simple black and white to go with everything you wear. 
How do you like your toast in the morning I like with mind from Death Star.

  • Now this is one of my favourites a Death Star Star Wars toaster 

  

Amazing gift idea for the geek or Star Wars fan 
Available from various places found it for ¬£49.99 from The fowndry

Tommy The baker boy's Tucker

Full of Festive fun Christmas Fruit cake & recipe 

 Last week Renshaw baking UK challenged me to create a Christmassy themed bake, which I accepted.

A time for “togetherness” is my mini christmas Theme cake.

A family of robins 2 of made from coloured Marzipan.


Ingredients needed

125g home pride plain flour

115g stork butter 

115g brown sugar 

1oog of mixed fruit 

1 tsp & a half of baking powder. (Only used to gain more height) 

1 Tsp of mixed spice.

40g  of halved walnuts crushed (optional)

Method

Cream the butter & sugar together till soft

Pre whisk & add the eggs & stir in 

then Sieve the flour & baking powder into the bowl add the mixed fruit & spice

fold in till completly mixed.

spoon micture into the tin 

  

Preheat oven fan assisted to 160c for 50 minutes

Then bake for another 20 minutes at 120c until a tooth pick or knife comes out clear.

You’ll need a 6 inch round cake tin. Lined with brown paper for inside of cake tin.

Once baked leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin 

Then remove tin & peel paper away carefully & leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Once cooled cover cake in a light layer of apricot jam 

roll out your Marzipan to about quarter inch thick checking it’ll cover the cake you’ll need about half a pack maybe more to cover a 6 inch round cake.

For decoration purposes 
You’ll need 1 pack block of Renshaw White marzipan to make all your figures which is what I used 

  
I then coloured my Renshaw marzipan with all my Desired colours, Or you can use Renshaw fondant icing. It took a lot more time but gives the same effect.
 

 

If you want to use Renshaw fondant packs you’ll need the following colours 

Red,orange,yellow,green,blue,white,black.

Cake Serves 4 portions.

& Here’s the cake. 

I finished my cake off with a white & blue lustre & a sprinkling of coconut for snow followed by all my decorations.

  

 If you liked my bake Then please vote for my cake on renshaw’s Facebook page & Renshaws Twitter feed here Renshawbaking  please also share & you could also win a bundle of goodies from them too don’t forget to tag a friend also as they also are in with a chance of winning a baking bundle of goodies & supermarket voucher.
You can also like my post over on Twitter here @icedrainbow

Many thanks for popping by & happy Christmas to you all 

Tom 

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Delicious Chunky Spiced chocolate snowball cookies 

It’s that time of year again, festive fun themed baking to gift shopping & spreading a little joy and happiness with family and friends. 
  

This year I decided to bake some fabulous crisp crumbly winter warming cookies.
I halfed my recipe to make around (12 cookies)


Ingredients 

40g of cocoa powder 

125g of plain flour homepride

1 medium egg yolk 

125g of (stork butter)

75g of caster sugar 

1 tsp of mixed spice 

Decoration 

Desiccated coconut 

Nutella 
Method:

Cream The butter and sugar together in a bowl till white & creamy

Add the egg yolk & mix 

then finally add sieved flour & Cocoa powder & mixed spice 

Fold in gently until fully combined 

once combined, lay out cling film on the world top and spoon onto it, wrap & roll slightly to make a sausage shape of cookie dough. 

wrap & put it in the fridge for 1 & and half hours.

after this time It’ll still be slightly soft but don’t worry, unwrap slice it about half in thick & place on a lined baking tray side by side.
Baking Time

Bake for 40-45 minutes 

Fan assisted oven 120c

transfer to cooling rack after 5 mins of cooling

leave to cool complete & voila crisp crumbly ready to decorate cookies.
Decorating 

  
Pour coconut onto a plate 

Spoon out about 5 tbsp of Nutella into a bowl & stir till soft & spreadable 

use a butter knife & pick up each Cookie spread on the Nutella & then place on top of the plate of coconut (repeat this with the rest of your cookies)
sit back relax & enjoy, you could even make some for festive treat gifts.

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Chocolate & charm for Christmas

We’ve all seen the many kinds of adventurous tempting advent calendars each year, with ones with beauty products,jewellery,chocolates amongst others.

  
& So this year,

I decided although back in summer I created the idea but (quite late) I might add, to launch my own style of advent calendar.

One with Chocolates & charm, A Christmas tree with themes advent calendar, one that provides a little chocolate treat & a little charm throughout the month of December.

The themes I created are as follows 

Geeky with a mixture of things from pacman charms ,the joker, harleyquinn,walking dead & many others (Now Sold)

  
Next up I created ( a Baking Theme

From charming cupcake studs, our very popular star baker keyring,tea & coffee cups & macaron to name a few

  
The 3rd theme was  “animal lover” a mixture of owl birds fox,hedgehog & other charming animals.

   
& lastly the 4th one. ( pick & mixture

This one sold before I got a chance to snap any photos, but you get the idea from the 3 featured above.

Being so close to December I only made 1 of each themed advent, all of which contains a mixture of 24 charms & little chocolates hanging from a wooden tree I also made.

  
so there you have it our first ever mixed combo Christmas advent calendars. Currently we have 2 of the 4 left & your welcome to take a look if you like.

themes left are the Baking & Animal lover. Be quick if you want one as they aren’t lasting long. 

This is my website Icedrainbow.co.uk
Thank you for reading &  please feel free to tell us what you think by leaving any comments below.

Tom