How to Make an Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea Party | 8 Ideas & recipes | CarlyToffle


Hi everyone, it’s Carly. Today I’m making
an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party to celebrate the release of the new movie Alice
Through the Looking Glass next month. I’ll be making Pocket Watch Macarons, Mad Hatter
Cake Pop Hats, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum Cupcakes, I’ll be making some simple bite size ‘Eat
Me’ cakes, Playing Card Brownies, The White Rabbit Biscuits, little ‘Drink Me’ bottles,
& the Red Queen & White Queen Crown Cupcakes. First I’m going to make the Crown Cupcakes
and to do this I’m using some yellow fondant and I’m kneading in some gold lustre dust
to give it a nice shimmer. Then I’m going to roll out a small piece of fondant between
two pieces of baking paper. Then remove the top piece of baking paper and cut into a rectangle.
Then I’m going to cut in a zig-zag shape and replace the baking paper on top and place
it in the freezer to chill for around 10 minutes and that should make it easier to work with.
Then trim off the excess baking paper and pull back the paper from around the spikes
and trim that too. Then roll into a circular shape with the baking paper on the outside
and use a little bit of water to stick the two ends together. Curl over the ends of the
spikes so they hang over nicely and then just leave it out as it is to harden until it stands
on its own. Then remove the baking paper and leave to harden for a bit longer. And once
it’s set hard, you can stick on some little balls using a very small amount of buttercream.
Use silver balls for the white queen and red balls for the red queen. And to save some
time because we are making a lot of treats here today, I’ve bought from cakes from my
local store, but feel free to make your own. Now the buttercream recipe I’m using here
is the exact same recipe I always use. Pipe on a swirl and simply push in the crown. Moving
on to our Mad Hatter cake pop hats. Now I’ve bought the cake from the store again just
to save a bit of time and I’ve crumbled this between my fingers and I’m just adding store
bought chocolate frosting. Give this a really good mix up and then you can mould it into
your hat shape. Start by rolling it into a ball and then keep flattening the top and
the bottom down and rolling the middle between two fingers to give it a nice ridge. Then
pinch the edges to make them nice and sharp between two fingers. Once you’ve done this
leave them to sit in the fridge for around half an hour. Then you’ll need to get hold
of some of these. Now Cadbury used to make these and they were called chocolate snaps.
I couldn’t get hold of any of the Cadbury ones but I do know that the supermarket Aldi
still makes their own version. You’ll also need to make some fondant, to make this I’ve
mixed together green, brown and black fondant and also a little bit of gold lustre dust
to give it that nice shine. Roll out the fondant and cut around your chocolate snaps. Then
you’ll need to apply a small amount of water to your chocolate snap and then place on your
fondant and smooth over the edges. Then you’ll need to create a hold in the centre and I
did this using a skewer and a little bit of light pressure. Then stick on the top of your
hat using Candy Melts. Then insert your cake pop stick right up as far as you can get it
without poking through the top. Then wrap on some more green fondant around the middle
and then cut out a perfect circle sized shape using a cookie cutter and place this on top.
You can pinch the two edges together. Then you’ll need to place this in the fridge for
a further half an hour. Then using a brush gently brush on some swirls just using a very
small amount of water and then immediately cover with gold lustre dust and wait until
it’s dry. Once it’s dry use a dry brush to rub off the excess and this will leave behind
a really lovely swirl pattern. And for the final touches, you’ll need to add the ribbon
around the bottom of the hat. Now I got this colour fondant by mixing together white and
red fondant along with some gold lustre dust. You’ll need to fold this several times and
wrap it around the back using a very small amount of water just to secure. And cut out
two long strips of fondant to hang over the back of his hat. Cover it up with a small
ball shaped piece of fondant. And then to make my Playing Card Brownies, I’m using a
brownie box mix here just to save time. When you’re making so many treats, no one really
has the time to make everything from scratch. Follow the instructions on the back of your
box and when it’s done and cooled cut around a playing card. Very simply cut out white
fondant the same size as your card and then cover your brownies with a small amount of
buttercream just to stick the two together. Then use some red fondant to stick on a heart
and pipe on the details. Next I’m making Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum cupcakes or fat boy cupcakes
as know in the 2010 movie. I’ve seen this idea all over the internet so I had to make
some for myself. Start by cutting out disks of brown fondant and make sure your disks
are bigger than the cupcakes you’re going to stick them on to. Then use the same cutter
to cut off two thirds. And then roll out a piece of white fondant and stick out some
strips of black fondant. Then use your rolling pin to flatten them into the fondant. And
then place on strips of red fondant slightly at an angle, then lay your moon shaped pieces
of brown fondant over the bottom and use a cookie cutter, that is exactly the same size
as your cupcakes, to cut out the whole thing. Try not to use too much icing sugar here or
you might have trouble getting it off afterwards like I did. And then I’m just using a little
cake decorating tool here to create the seam on his trousers. You can also stick on some
small balls to look like little buttons. To stick it to your cupcake, cover the top of
your cake with a thin layer of buttercream, right to the edges and then just smooth it
down. Moving on to the Pocket Watch Macarons. You’ll need to mix together 85 grams of icing
sugar with 65 grams of ground almonds. Then in a separate bowl, you’ll need to whip 2
medium egg whites until they are nice and fluffy. Then from this point start adding
40 grams of caster sugar bit by bit until it’s smooth and glossy. Then you’ll need to
add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and just a little black food colour; I use wilton
food colour. Next you’ll need to fold in your dry ingredients in two batches. Transfer the
finished mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Then pipe your disks.
To smooth over the tops just give the baking sheet a couple of sharp taps on the work surface.
Leave the baking sheet out to stand for 10 minutes whilst you preheat the oven to 130c
fan. And these bake for 15 minutes only and the filling I’m using here is quite simply
150 grams of unsalted butter mixed with 75 grams of icing sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla
extract and also a very small amount of black food colour. Pipe the filling on both halves
of the macaron. Now to make the chain, I cut out a very thin strip of white fondant and
I just used a little bit of water to stick on a long line of silver balls. Next I’m sticking
on a small disk of white fondant and I’m piping on a clock face just using some grey royal icing. Then stick down your clock face wherever it is you’d like to present it, using your left
over filling and arrange you chain as you’d like it and stick on the other half vertically. How super cute is that! Next I’m making my White Rabbit Biscuits. To make the biscuits
you’ll need to cream together 170 grams of unsalted butter, with 155 grams of icing.
Then you’ll need to mix in 3 large egg yolks. Then add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of
vanilla. Then add in 310 grams of plain flour and mix this up just until it starts to come
together. Then turn out onto a floured worktop and bring together with your hands. Roll it
out until it’s about 1cm thick and then use your rabbit cookie cutter to cut out your
shapes. Place these on a baking tray and let them chill for around 30 minutes. Then bake
in a preheated oven at 150c fan for around 12 minutes. Once cooled, you can ice your
biscuits. I’m using royal icing to ice this. Now the White Rabbit isn’t a particularly
happy rabbit, so don’t draw him with a nice cute smile because that isn’t in his character.
Once you’re done, to get a nice smooth finish, give it a couple of firm taps on your worktop.
Next I’m making little bitesize ‘Eat Me’ cakes. Now I’m using a shop bought madeira cake here
again just to save time and make this a nice easy and quick idea. I’m just cutting it into
little cubes and them I’m going to cover with a very thin layer of buttercream and then
wrap in white fondant icing. And to finish I’m just going to pipe on some swirls around
the edges and the words ‘Eat Me’. Next I’m making my little ‘Drink Me’ bottles. Now I
wanted this to have a really quirky taste, so I’m using cream soda and a good squeeze
of fresh lime and a squeeze of lemon and for a more adult taste, you can add a dash of
limoncello. Give it a mix up and pour it into little bottles. Now these bottles are the
ones you find in supermarkets with the food colouring in or different food flavours and
they’re perfect for kids because they are plastic. Fill up your bottles and then just
tie on your little ‘Drink Me’ label. And finally to present your tea party you’re going to
need a very pretty teapot complete with teacups and some really beautiful material. Make sure
you have some blue material draped out the side of the teapot for the scene where Alice
gets placed in there in her blue dress. So today we made Pocket Watch Macarons, Bitesize
‘Eat Me’ cake, Playing Card Brownies, White Rabbit Biscuits, Mad Hatter Cake Pop Hats,
really tasty little ‘Drink me’ Bottles, Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee Cupcakes, and Red Queen
& White Queen Crown Cupcakes. I hope you enjoyed this video; I had tons of fun making it. If
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  1. This weekend I'm having my birthday party and its alice in wonderland theme, so I'm going to use these recipes, they really helped . thankyou

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