Alice’s Cups and Saucers

Vanilla Shortbread

Preparation info

  • Makes

    48 cups

    and Saucers
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

Amazingly simple, especially if you use bought biscuits and sugar flowers.


  • 500 g white sugarpaste
  • pink food colour paste
  • blue food colour paste
  • yellow food colour paste


The day before, divide the sugarpaste into three and colour one-third pale pink, the second pale blue and the last pale yellow. Make 48 handles, by rolling out thin 7cm sausages of sugarpaste and curling into an ‘S’ shape. Leave the handles to dry overnight.

Next day, preheat the oven to