We’ve had a sugar mice mold for at least two years and although it’s looked very pretty sitting on my kitchen shelf, it’s never actually been used until this week when we finally got round to making some sugar mice.
It’s genuinely the simplest recipe in the world so it’s a great one to make with the kids although it does take some mixing so be prepared to have to help out with that bit.
All you need is 300g icing sugar, an egg white (see here for the simplest way ever to separate your egg) and some drops of peppermint essence. You can also add a few drops of food colouring as well if you want to although I’d recommend staying away from orange as ours looked a little odd!
You need to beat the egg white until it’s frothy – don’t get to the stiff meringue stage though. Next you can add the icing sugar and the peppermint essence to the egg white (and the food colouring if you’re using some) and give it a good old mix.
We found that the best way to combine it all together is to simply get your hands in and mush.
When it’s all mixed, you can pop in your molds or start sculpting if you don’t have molds. We popped ours in the fridge overnight to set and decorated them the next day.
Cute aren’t they? Although if you’re thinking they’d be even cuter if they weren’t orange then I certainly wouldn’t disagree!