How To Make Sugar Mice
How to make sugar mice - a super simple kid friendly recipe!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Drying Time 12 hours
A baking tray
- 350 g icing sugar sifted
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- pink food colouring we used a few of drops of beetroot juice because I have yet to find a red or pink food colouring which is vegetarian and I am not a big fan of E Numbers
- Strawberry laces these are usually, but not always, vegetarian – check the label
- small chocolate drops/sprinkles
Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl
Whisk the egg white until white and foaming
Stir evenly into the icing sugar
Add the lemon juice and combine
Get your hands in and bring the icing mixture together into a ball
Turn onto a work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar and knead until it’s pliable (if it’s too dry add a little more lemon juice but go easy, if it’s too wet add more icing sugar)
Divide the mixture into two and add a few drops of pink colouring to one half, kneading until it is evenly combined
Break off walnut sized pieces of icing dough and roll into a mouse shape (fat at the bottom, pointy at the nose)
Pinch ears with your thumb and forefinger (or snip them in with the tips of a pair of scissorand shape – some of ours were a bit nibbled looking but it doesn’t matter!
Add chocolate sprinkles for eyes and noses and a piece of strawberry lace for a tail.
Place them on the baking parchment on the baking tray and leave overnight to dry