Although it’s a little late in the day to be sharing these gluten free Burns night buns with you, I thought the fabulous cake toppers I have used, may inspire you for other special events coming up in the future. Valentine’s Day maybe?
Debs Kitchen Cakes edible wafer toppers are completely gluten free – I like the fact they say ‘suitable for coeliacs’ on the pack – and although there are lots of ready-made themed ones, you can also ask for them to be personalised or have photos transferred onto them. Let your wonderful imagination run free!!
These simple buns can be whipped up in no time at all and look so effective when they are all assembled! I have used Juvela mix on this occasion as it is one of my favourite products, but if you don’t have this at hand, then you can use any gluten free SR flour. I have also been really happy baking with Lidl and Doves farm gf four.
Ingredients (Makes 12 buns)
100g butter – Love Lurpak full fat Spreadable for this!
100g caster sugar
100g Juvela gluten free mix
½ teaspoon *baking powder
1 teaspoon *vanilla extract
2 Large eggs
For the topping
1 tub of *Betty Crocker vanilla buttercream. I like this for quickness and texture, but you can make up a batch of buttercream if you prefer.
100g Icing sugar blended with about a dessert spoon of boiled water. Blend together to make a thick smooth paste. Add a drop more water if you need it.
**Gluten free toppers you require
Pre heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4/Fan 160C
Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
Pop all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together until light and creamy. Electric hand mixer is perfect for this job!
Spoon a dessert spoon of mixture into each paper case. If you have a bit of mixture left just divide it out evenly between the cases as this just ensures all the buns cook within the same time.
Pop in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check the buns are cooked by gently pressing the top – they should feel springy! Remove from the oven and leave them to go cold.
Pop a star nozzle into a piping bag and fill the bag with buttercream. I’ve mentioned before about disposable bags – Love them!! Decorate 6 of the buns with a swirl of buttercream.
Make the glace icing and place a generous teaspoon of glace icing on each of the remaining buns and smooth out with the back of the spoon.
Leave to stand for about 10 minutes – I just did this so the icing wasn’t too wet in case it affected the topper – then added the topper.
My friend had given me these cute cake boxes. Perfect to pop a bun or cake in and pass on to someone special.
Happy Burns Night!
*Check this product out to ensure no gluten containing ingredients or ‘may contain’ or ‘not suitable’ warnings on the pack. If in doubt leave it out!
**I was delighted with the toppers, but just want to let you know they do contain ‘E numbers’ that may have an adverse effect on attention and activity in children.