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The TSR Easter cooking & baking competition!

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    (Original post by AJ)
    These look really similar to the ones I made in a cupcake decorating class the other week! I had to do a double take! You didn't happen to go to a cupcake decorating class did you?
    I did! I made these ones at home though, basically using all the skills I learnt in the class to create almost exactly the same thing haha. I went to the one in London last saturday, which one did you go to? I do need to expand my decorating talents a little bit, but I thought I better play it safe for now!
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    Ma next entries. Baked butternut squash carved into an egg (looks kinda like a voodoo head) with a baked red onion rose. Roast tomatoes surrounding.
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    (Original post by Antiaris)
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    Ma next entries. Baked butternut squash carved into an egg (looks kinda like a voodoo head) with a baked red onion rose. Roast tomatoes surrounding.
    That rose is amazing!
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    Dark chocolate and coffee and white chocolate and vanilla layered cake with chocolate ganache and maltesers
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    Ohh, when I have time later this week, I'll bake something and enter, but first I need to go to Sainsburys and get Easter-y chocolate.
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    Can anybody enter?
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    (Original post by moregano)

    And creme egg cupcakes
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    with a whole mini creme egg baked into the middle :awesome:
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    Those look amazing!
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    (Original post by beatrixface)
    I did! I made these ones at home though, basically using all the skills I learnt in the class to create almost exactly the same thing haha. I went to the one in London last saturday, which one did you go to? I do need to expand my decorating talents a little bit, but I thought I better play it safe for now!

    Oh cool! Yeah I went to the one in Brighton with my sis. Was a deal through travelzoo I think. Lots of fun except on the way home I dropped my cupcakes! They still tasted good though
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    Just baked my biscuits, the cookie cutters are tiny - so I've made 77 biscuits out of a halved recipe!
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    (Original post by Corinne Louise)
    Can anybody enter?
    Of course! What are you thinking of making?


    As a seperate note following a few questions in this thread, our winners will get extra brownie points with our judges if...

    - They are proven authentic (as Antiaris shows above - username in the background)
    - They are easter related
    - They are funky and a bit different

    No hard and fast rules though, you can make anything!
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    I realise I could still make cakes/biscuits but I gave them up for lent and the temptation will be overwhelming....

    ..maybe I'll just make something anyway because that Hotel Chocolat egg looks amazing!
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    sounds like a challenge lol !
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    refreshers cake!!! my fave sweets and my fave things and my fave colour - PINk
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    (Original post by CJ)
    Of course! What are you thinking of making?


    As a seperate note following a few questions in this thread, our winners will get extra brownie points with our judges if...

    - They are proven authentic (as Antiaris shows above - username in the background)
    - They are easter related
    - They are funky and a bit different

    No hard and fast rules though, you can make anything!
    Sorry mine were made last week for my easter dinner party so I wasn't able to put my username in the background, will I lose points for this? Thanks x
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    Easter Nest Cupcakes (my own creation)

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    RECIPE
    Makes 12!
    Vanilla cupcake ingredients: 115g room temp. unsalted butter, 225g caster sugar, 2 room temp. large eggs, 150g self-raising flour, 125g plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 120ml semi-skimmed room temp. milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract
    Vanilla buttercream ingredients: 225g room temp. unsalted butter, 390g icing sugar, 1 tbsp room temp. milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract
    Chocolate nest ingredients: 100g milk chocolate and about 4 wheetabix bars and some Mini Eggs to decorate

    Method (cupcakes): Preheat oven to gas 4/180C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases (i use muffin cases).
    In a large bowl cream butter and sugar, which takes me about 3 minutes using an electric mixer, and then gradually add eggs beating after each addition. In a separate bowl sift the flours and baking powder together and in another mix the milk and vanilla extract. Add 1/3 of the flour mix to the batter, beat well, then a third of the milk mix and beat well and repeat this until all the flour and milk have been added. Spoon the mix into the cupcake cases (filling about 2/3) and bake in the oven for 25 mins - until golden brown and springy!! Remove from oven and cool in tin for ten mins or so and you can ice when they are completely cool
    Method (icing): Using an electric mix beat the butter, milk, vanilla essence and half of the sugar until smooth and nice and then add the rest of the sugar and beat until completely smooth.
    Method (nests): Melt the chocolate and crush up the wheetabix and combine until all the wheetabix is covered in chocolate and can be formed into shapes. To make the nests I used mini cupcakes cases and put a tsp of the mix in one and stuck a Mini Egg on top and let it cool and set
    Once cakes are cool ice with the buttercream (I use a piping bag to make it all swirly) and carefully place the set nests on top! Feel free to decorate with more mini eggs, sprinkles etc

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    sorry about the rubbish pictures I had to take them on my phone!
    xxxxxx

    oh and i've just realised i havent done a picture with my username so here they are, boxed up to take to school tomorrow

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    (Original post by CJ)
    Of course! What are you thinking of making?


    As a seperate note following a few questions in this thread, our winners will get extra brownie points with our judges if...

    - They are proven authentic (as Antiaris shows above - username in the background)
    - They are easter related
    - They are funky and a bit different

    No hard and fast rules though, you can make anything!
    Does giving my word count?
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    (Original post by Hooby)
    Sorry mine were made last week for my easter dinner party so I wasn't able to put my username in the background, will I lose points for this? Thanks x
    Aww no, don't worry

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    Does giving my word count?
    Yours, of course :gthumb:
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    Entry One
    I made these yesterday, but couldn't find my phone USB cable
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    I made two types of cupcakes: vanilla ones - with a chocolate ganache, topped with milkybar eggs; and chocolate ones with a white chocolate ganache (this got very messy) topped with smarties eggs.
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    Ohh my god! I don't stand a chance!
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    (Original post by CJ)
    Of course! What are you thinking of making?


    As a seperate note following a few questions in this thread, our winners will get extra brownie points with our judges if...

    - They are proven authentic (as Antiaris shows above - username in the background)
    - They are easter related
    - They are funky and a bit different

    No hard and fast rules though, you can make anything!
    If I enter two different bakes at the same time, do they both have to have my username on them? It'll be obvious they were both made by me as the sprinkles and countertop are the same

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