Fun baking ideas for lockdown

With lockdown leaving many of us stuck at home, why not shake things up by trying one of these fun baking ideas? From rainbow pancakes to splatter cupcakes there are so different things to have a go at baking.

Rainbow Pancakes

Rainbow Pancakes
Source: Domestic Goddess

With pancake day around the corner why not have a go at making pancakes with a twist, and a pop of colour? These rainbow pancakes are almost too pretty to eat, and all you need to make them is…

200g self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1tbsp caster sugar, 200ml milk, 25g melted butter, 3 eggs, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, and various food colourings.

You could even make your pancakes tastier by serving with fresh fruit and whipped cream. To view the whole recipe from BBC good food click here.

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road
Source: Baking Mad

If you have a sweet tooth you definitely need to have a go at making Rocky Road Cake, which is full with all sorts of delicious ingredients .All you need is…

125g of unsalted butter, 150g dark chocolate, 150g milk chocolate, 100g digestive biscuits, 100g brazil nuts, 100g mini marshmallows, 50g white chocolate, and 3tbsp of golden syrup.

To view the whole recipe from Baking Mad click here.

Funny Face Cookies

Funny Face Cookies
Source: BBC Good Food

The only thing better than cookies you can eat, are delicious cookies you can take photos with. These cookies are shaped like moustaches and mouths and are sure to make any selfie hilarious.

For the cookies themselves, all you need is 175g soft butter, 100g caster sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 lemon, and 250g plain flour.

Whereas for the icing you will need 200g icing sugar, 1 egg, pink and brown colouring pasts, and some lolly/cake pop sticks.

You could even add some edible glitter for that extra wow factor, but to view the whole recipe from BBC good foods click here.

Splatter Cupcakes

splatter cupcakes
Source: Dr Oetker

Cupcakes are the perfect sweet treat, and are easy to make. But we all know that decorating cupcakes is the best part, so why not try something a little different and decorate them with splatters of colour.

175g caster sugar, 60ml whole milk, 5ml vanilla extract, 3 medium eggs, 175g of raising flour, 3g of salt and food colouring. For the icing you will also need 1tsp of vanilla extract, 12 ounces of Icing sugar, and a variety of Dr Oetker food colouring gels.

To view the whole recipe from Dr Oetker just click here.

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