You’ve seen her captivating thousands of hearts everywhere. On the red carpet, she would don her most intricate gown complete with her signature enchanting glaced cherry lipstick that never fails to set all cameras flashing away in the darkness of the night. And when she is away from the glamorous spotlight, she chooses to go incognito, almost always shrouded in a mysterious white veil, as she steers away from prying eyes and cloaks herself with simplicity. To her closest friends and family, however, she’ll always be the playful, chubby-cheeked little girl with a soft spot for all things cute and sweet.
In my eyes, she is a lovely sophisticated lady who would be the ire of Snow White’s evil stepmother, had the magic mirror known of her existence sooner. She would float amongst the crowd as of an angel whispering soothing words to the soul. It is the simplicity of her true spirit that mesmerises me. She needs no extravagant accessories nor any prior flowery introduction to a grand entrance. For beneath everything, she is but merely your average lady with a pink rose in her hand, breathing in the simple beauties that life has to offer.
(modified from from Pat’s)
180g butter, softened
¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
¼ cup cornstarch, sifted
pink food colouring
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy.
- Stir in the flour and cornstarch until combined.
- Set aside 1/4 of dough and colour with pink food colouring.
- Take 1 tsp of uncoloured dough and shape into a ball. Place on a greased baking sheet.
- Place the pink mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe a flower/star onto the ball of uncoloured dough.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden. Cool on trays.