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Apple Chai Madeira Drizzle cupcakes 

Who doesn’t love apples baked in pie or in a crumble with a hint of spice.

It’s still not quiet warm enough with it being spring but these will sure warm the cockles.

I’ve never tried Chai before but what a delight it is I have to say, so I’ve opted here for a Madeira cupcake recipe featuring Henny and Joe’s Chai.
it’s simply delicious and compliments the taste of cake beautifully just like an apple pie, if you haven’t tried it before then try out henrys & joes perfect blend.

  
so here’s the Recipe

Firstly Preheat fan assisted oven to 140c 

Madeira cake batter Ingredients 

2 tbsp of Henny & joes Chai 

150g stork butter softened

150g caster sugar

3 eggs

150g self raising flour

Cream butter & sugar together until soft & creamy

Next Add eggs & whisk till combined 

Then gradually add sieved flour until thoroughly mixed 
spoon equally into cupcake muffin cases 

This will make Approximately 12 cupcakes

Always Leave to cool before decorating.


For the Apple drizzle Method

100g icing sugar 

juice of 1 apple 

Stir until thick add more icing sugar or water to make your one consistency.

  
Drizzle over and leave to set if you can wait that long and tuck in. 
Baking time: Approximately 20-25 minutes
Enjoy & thank you for reading.

Tom x
Ps please feel free to comment if you have made this recipe & how it was for you. 

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Tommy The baker boy's Tucker

Gooey chewy Ginger cream blondie cookie bars 

It’s spring at last but something isn’t quite right is it? 

The weather! of course. A typical British thing what ever the time of year. Right!?

Well the other day it called for something sweet, spicy and chocolately.

My first ever batch of Delicious Gooey chewy blondie cookie bars


Fancy making some yourself?
Ok then Well You’ll need:

1 mug of SR flour OR 210g 
Half cup of melted unsalted butter OR 125g

Half mug of sugar 

1 tsp of vanilla

150 Dark chocolate chips

2 packs of ginger cream biscuits 

(Makes Around 18 pieces) 

method

Grease and line a baking tray

Melt the butter add sugar and stir until smooth, 

next add 1 egg and vanilla stir whisk again until smooth. 

Add the Flour and crushed packs of biscuits mix well into a dough.

Spoon onto the baking tray and flatten    

   
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. 
Bake Time 160c FAN for 15-20 minutes until slightly soft as they’ll harden as they cool.

Remove from the oven, leave to stand for 10 mins then partially cut into squares.

Once cooled remove the whole thing to a cooling tray, cut the partially marked squares completely then leave to completely cool.

  

For the drizzle

Once cooled, prepare your icing sugar about 200g 

1 shot of espresso coffee.

Stir until thick add more icing sugar if needed.

Then drizzle onto your cut cookie bars.

Finally 

If you can wait till the icing has set, enjoy with a hot mug of tea or coffee & enjoy.

A blissful tasty gingery cookie square with hint of coffee and dark chocolate tones.

Delicious!  
If you like the sound of these and wish to bake them, do let me know if you do by leaving a comment below & share if you wish on social media.

Many thanks For baking with icedrainbow.

Till next time Happy baking 

Tom 

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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 & fiancé 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 

  • 😍 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