So what do you do with a large chunk of ready-roll icing after you’ve covered the cake?
It always seems such a terrible waste to throw it in the bin – even if it is essentially 100% sugar, which we are all being told to cut down on.
I added a drop of peppermint oil, shape it into small rounds and coated them in chocolate – and voila! Home made peppermint creams!
The chocolate is Co-op fairtrade dark chocolate and cost £1. The icing was the left overs from a pack of Dr Oetkers ready-roll fondant icing. Technically free as it would otherwise have been binned, but possibly 50p worth – £1.50 for 20 large hand-made mint chocs.
You can adapt this with any flavouring essence (strawberry or orange). Or perhaps add chopped nuts or chopped candied fruits, and make a whole box of yummy homemade chocs. An ideal gift or…
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