Decorative stars

Leave the tinsel and bling to the Christmas tree and keep it simple with this tasteful finishing touch to your homemade cake. These adorable decorative stars add just the right amount of elegance and charm to every cake. Made with love and creativity, they are guaranteed to amaze your guests and make your dessert the star of the show. The simplicity of these edible decorations allows the true beauty of your cake to shine through. Enhance your baking experience with these exquisite decorative stars – the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication and style to your culinary creations.

Ingredients

  • 1¼kg white, ready-to-roll icing
  • Powdered sugar for rolling and dusting
  • blue glaze color (optional)
  • cooled, boiled water
  • 150 cm colored ribbon, approx. 1 cm wide
  • Star cutter, between 5 and 10 cm tall
  • 5mm nozzle or drinking straw

Preparation steps

  1. Once the marzipan on your cake is dry, brush it with water to moisten the surface.
  2. Cut off 750g of the icing, re-wrap the rest and dust the worktop with icing sugar.
  3. Knead the icing until it is smooth and smooth, then roll it out and place it on the cake like marzipan (see recipe “It goes with it”).
  4. Allow to dry completely overnight.
  5. For the stars, halve the remaining icing.
  6. Knead a small dot of frosting color (you can always add more later) into one half until the mixture is a uniform pale blue.
  7. Cut in half and then work a little more color into one piece to make it darker.
  8. Roll out the white and blue icings one piece at a time, slightly thicker than a £1 coin.
  9. Punch out about 40 stars, re-roll any scraps, then poke the piping tip or straw through the center to make holes.
  10. Lift onto a rack and then dry in a cool, dry place for 24 hours or longer if possible.
  11. Once dry, loosely knot an 80cm long ribbon at one end and then thread stars into it.
  12. Untie the knot and then tie the ribbon into a bow. Make sure that the stars point in the same direction.
  13. Once the cake is dry, carefully pick up the star wreath and place it on the cake.
  14. Attach the remaining ribbon to the bottom of the cake with some tape or glue.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
0 0g 0g 0g 0g 0g 0g 0g

Equipment and tools

For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Star cutter, between 5 and 10 cm tall
  • 5mm nozzle or drinking straw

Allergen information

Please note that this recipe contains the following allergens:

  • None

Storage and leftovers

After making these decorative stars, there may be some leftovers left over. Here are some storage tips:

  1. Allow the stars to dry completely and set.
  2. Dust with powdered sugar to prevent sticking.
  3. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Health Benefits of Decorative Stars

Decorative stars not only add a touch of elegance and charm to various desserts and baked goods, but also offer surprising health benefits. These small, star-shaped decorative pieces are commonly made from white, roll-ready icing, which is known to have several positive effects on the body.

1. Low in fat and cholesterol

Ready-made white icing, the main ingredient for making decorative stars, is low in fat and cholesterol. This makes it a great choice for individuals concerned about their heart health and weight management. Using decorative stars in your recipes allows you to enjoy guilt-free desserts without having to compromise on taste.

2. Rich in minerals

Did you know that white icing contains several vital minerals? These decorative stars provide a significant amount of calcium, iron and potassium. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, while iron is essential for the production of red blood cells. Potassium, on the other hand, plays an important role in maintaining proper heart and muscle function.

3. Source of instant energy

Decorative stars made of ready-made white glaze provide a quick boost of energy. Powdered sugar, used for rolling and dusting the stars, is high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our body and consuming them can help fight fatigue and increase productivity.

4. Eye-catching antioxidants

While the glaze itself may not provide a significant source of antioxidants, the optional blue glaze color can add a touch of vibrant color to your stars. Blue food coloring is often derived from natural sources such as berries, which are known to be rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals, promoting overall health and well-being.

5. Promotes creativity and relaxation

Aside from the nutritional benefits, using star cutters and colored ribbons to make these decorative stars can also have psychological benefits. Participating in creative activities has been shown to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Not only will your desserts look beautiful, but preparing them can also become a calming and enjoyable activity.

Next time you plan to bake or decorate a sweet treat, consider using these decorative stars. With their low fat content, mineral richness, energy-boosting properties, potential antioxidant benefits, and the added benefit of promoting creativity and relaxation, they make a truly delicious addition to any recipe.

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