Viennese Whirls – Inspired by The Great British Bake Off

I know I am a little late in writing this, but think back to week 2 of The Great British Bake Off.  I have never make Viennese Whirls before, so figured I would give them a whirl (sorry for the pun)!

So, I dug out my Mary Berry recipe book, found a recipe for Viennese fingers, close enough I thought, and here’s what happened…..

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First I whisked together the butter and icing sugar until pale and fluffy…

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Then sieved in the flour & baking powder, before mixing again….

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Mixture was put into a piping bag and piped onto greaseproof paper (with circles drawn on – I used a round cutter as a template)….

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Now, at this point I should really have chilled them in the fridge for a while, so they hold their shape when cooked, but time was ticking and the kids were impatient…… so, I baked them straight away instead!!

Cooling on a baking tray, a little flatter than I would have liked (see above – should have chilled them first!!!)

When cool, spread with jam, pipe on buttercream and sandwich together.

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Then, enjoy with a cup of tea (or coffee)……yummy!!!

The kid’s verdict – “nice, but a bit crumbly”… I’ll take that as a compliment!

So, hope this has inspired you to have a go?

Thanks for reading,

Julie

xx

Katy Sue Design Team Member

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As you may have seen from my Facebook posts, I have recently been chosen as a new member of the Katy Sue Design Team. I am delighted and honoured to be chosen for such an amazing and exciting opportunity!

For those who don’t know, Katy Sue Designs are a UK based company, who design and manufacture food safe moulds for cake decorating (amongst other things). To visit their website, click here.

As a Katy Sue Design Team Member, I receive new moulds (before they are released for sale). I then design and produce cakes, cupcakes, biscuits etc, using these new (and existing) moulds, sending in photos of my creations to be used to promote the new products.

So, my first batch of moulds that I received, were the ‘Creative Cake System’ moulds, a range of moulds designed to produce the look of intricate royal icing piped work, without the need for piping!! A dream for those of us who are not confident with our piping skills….

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Here is a completely different cake, produced with the same set of moulds…

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There is also a mini & micro version of these moulds, which I used to produce a mini-me version of the 3 tier cake for this ‘Teddy Bears Wedding’ cake…

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Even the teddy bride’s earrings were made with the micro mould…

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A close up of the miniature 3 tier cake, plus, to get a real sense of the size & scale, a photo taken next to the full size cake!!

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I also made some biscuits with the mini/micro set….

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So, as you can see, I have had a very busy, fun time with the new Katy Sue Moulds!!

I have already started working on my designs for the next launch of a new set of moulds, all will be revealed in a few weeks, so watch this space…….

Thanks for reading,

Julie