We present you our delicious recipe for napkin decorations with peppermint and rose cream. These exquisite edible decorations are the perfect addition to any beautifully set dining table on very special occasions. Not only do they add a touch of elegance, but they also provide a delicious explosion of flavors and aromas that enrich your dining experience. These carefully crafted, delicate decorations are sure to impress your guests and leave a lasting impression. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a visually stunning and tasteful dining experience with our peppermint and rose cream napkin decorations.
- 300g ready-to-roll royal icing
- some peppermint essence or extract
- some rose water
- a few drops of blue and pink food coloring – or whatever colors you like
- Divide the icing in half.
- Knead the peppermint essence and blue food coloring drop by drop into one half until the taste and color is to your liking.
- Repeat with the rose water and pink dye in the other half.
- Roll out the two icings on a surface lightly dusted with sugar to about ½ cm thick.
- Use a small cookie cutter to cut out shapes – hearts and stars in two sizes work well.
- Roll the trimmings again to create as many shapes as possible.
- If you want to use them as decorations, punch a hole in the center with the tip of a small piping tip or the tip of a skewer.
- Dry the molds on a sheet of baking paper for a few days.
- Store the dried shapes in airtight containers sandwiched between several sheets of baking paper.
- To make decorations or napkin rings, thread a ribbon through the holes and tie it around a rolled up napkin or to the tree.
Equipment and tools
To make the peppermint and rose cream napkin decorations you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- spoon or spatula
- rolling pin
- Cookie cutters in different shapes and sizes
- parchment paper
This peppermint and rose cream napkin decorations recipe may contain allergens. Please note the following:
- Gluten: This recipe calls for ready-to-roll royal icing, which may contain gluten. Check the packaging for ingredients containing gluten.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover peppermint and rose cream napkin decorations, follow these storage guidelines:
- Place the decorations in an airtight container.
- Store them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
- The decorations last up to 1 week.
Health Benefits of Peppermint and Rose Cream Napkin Decorations
These peppermint and rose cream napkin decorations add a touch of elegance and flavor to any dessert, not only enhancing the visual appeal of your sweet treats but also providing unique health benefits. Let’s explore the potential benefits of the key ingredients:
1. Peppermint essence or extract
Peppermint is known for its refreshing and invigorating aroma, and its unique flavor profile adds a delightful touch to these napkin decorations. In addition to its pleasant taste, peppermint brings several potential health benefits:
- Digestive aid: Peppermint has long been used to relieve digestive problems such as gas, bloating, and indigestion. Consuming peppermint can help relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, promoting smoother digestion.
- Freshens breath: The natural compounds contained in peppermint, particularly menthol, have antibacterial properties that can help combat bad breath and maintain oral hygiene.
- Headache Relief: Inhaling peppermint scent and applying peppermint oil can help relieve tension headaches and migraines. The cooling sensation of peppermint has a calming effect on the mind.
- Mood booster: The scent of peppermint is associated with increased alertness, improved concentration, and improved mood. Adding a pinch of peppermint to your culinary creations can invigorate both your taste buds and your mind.
2. Rose water
The delicate floral essence of rose water gives these cream napkin decorations a subtle and enchanting scent. Additionally, rose water potentially brings several health benefits:
- Antioxidant powerhouse: Rose water contains natural antioxidants that help protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. Antioxidants are valuable for maintaining overall health and supporting immune function.
- Skin soothing agents: With its anti-inflammatory properties, rose water can help soothe and hydrate the skin. It can help reduce redness, irritation and acne, leaving your complexion refreshed and revitalized.
- Relaxation: The gentle aroma of rose water is known to have a relaxing effect on the mind and body. When incorporated into your environment, it can help reduce stress and promote a sense of calm.
- Digestive support: Interestingly, rose water is traditionally used to improve digestion. It can help relieve stomach discomfort, reduce bloating, and help maintain a healthy gut.
By incorporating peppermint essence or extract and rose water into your culinary creations, you will not only enhance the taste and appearance of your desserts, but may also reap their health benefits. These peppermint and rose cream napkin decorations offer a delightful combination of flavors and scents that can positively affect both your taste buds and your well-being.