Barbara's Beat: MOMtreprenuer Baker of the Day: Sugar Baskets for Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2011

MOMtreprenuer Baker of the Day:
Sugar Baskets for Easter

Courtney at Pizzazzerie Entertain in Style, shows you how to add pizzazz to your Easter table with Sugar Easter Baskets.

Here’s What You Need:

*Round cereal bowl, 3 1/2-inch to 5-inch diameter are perfect sizes
* Recipe for Pressed Sugar
* Recipe for Royal Icing Glue
* Poster paper strips, 12-inches long by 1-inch wide for handles
* Ribbon, 1 1/2-inch wide, about 12-inches for a bow and 36-inches for the handle, a total of 48-inches of ribbon per basket
* Silk flowers, optional
* Hot glue
* Corn Starch
* Stiff piece of cardboard, 6-inch square works well

Recipe for Pressed Sugar

3 1/2 cups of granulated sugar (we love Domino’s)
1 large egg white, room temperature

Mix the sugar and egg white in a bowl and whisk until the egg white is thoroughly incorporated into the sugar. The sugar will look damp.

Recipe for Royal Icing Glue
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
Food coloring

Beat egg whites and water until foamy. Add sugar and beat until fluffy with soft peaks. This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of icing. If it is not stiff enough, just add a little more sugar. If it is too stiff, add a little water, 1 teaspoon at a time. It dries quickly, so keep the icing covered with a damp cloth while you are working, and do not make too far ahead.

For the step-by-step directions to make the Sugar Baskets for Easter go to Pizzazzerie Entertain in Style.


fee roberts said...

These are beautiful! I'm going to try these. My Mom always decorates for Easter so these would be a great addition to her collection. Thanks for sharing =D

krystel warden said...

how cool is that