Pumpkins and Mice Directions
Make Mice and Pumpkins for Cinderella's Carriage
Every Cinderella needs to get to the ball somehow, and with your Fairy Godmother wands already on display, all you need now are some mice and pumpkins to transform. This dish is very eye-catching and provides a (relatively) healthy alternative to your sweet treats.
For the mice you will need: A round (preferably scallop-edged) cookie cutter, a fork, soft bread, butter, cheese, licorice straps, pink fondant icing or similar.
1. Make as many cheese sandwiches as you think you will need
2. Use your cookie cutter to cut circles from each sandwich, before cutting each circle in half.
3. Attach liquorice tail to one end of your mouse by sliding it between both slices of bread and pressing the bread together.
4. Using a fork, gently press the edges of the bread right the way round each slice. You may not need to follow this step if you have used enough butter to help the sandwiches stick.
5. Roll your pink icing into balls and attach them to your mice by gently squeezing the side that is attached to the bread.
6. Use a toothpick or similar to press holes into the bread where eyes would be. Voila - sweet little mice ready to scamper off the plate and into young bellies.
For the pumpkins, peel mandarins and remove any pith. Add a small piece of pretzel and a mint leaf to the top of each one and display these on a plate with your cheese-filled mice.
Photography and styling: Stella Rutherford
Stella Rutherford lives in the Far North with her young family. With plenty of time and space for imagination to thrive, Stella photographs and writes about adventures, crafts and parties on her blog, verydarkhorse.blogspot.com.