- Preparation and cooking time
- plus 12 hrs drying
- Serves 12
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 400-500g icing sugar, sifted
- pink gel or paste food colouring
- small chocolate sprinkles
You’ll also need
- kitchen string
- cocktail stick
- 1 baking sheet lined with baking parchment
- STEP 1
Put the egg white in a large bowl and whisk until foamy. Stir in the lemon juice.
- STEP 2
Gradually stir in the icing sugar with a wooden spoon until really stiff, like dough. Or, dust the work surface with some icing sugar and knead the sugar into the mixture until you get the right consistency.
- STEP 3
Divide the mixture in half. Add a dot of pink food colouring to one half, then knead in to evenly distribute the colour. Add a tiny bit more colouring if you want a stronger colour. Leave the second half plain.
- STEP 4
Break off a walnut-sized piece of the mixture and roll into a rounded cone shape, then flatten one side so that the mouse can sit on a flat surface without toppling over. Pinch out little ears on top of the narrow end, then squeeze the same end into a nose. Press chocolate sprinkles into the face below the ears to make eyes. Cut a length of kitchen string about 4cm long, and push it into the round end of the mouse to make a tail.
- STEP 5
Use a cocktail stick to dab a tiny amount of pink food colouring onto the nose, then put the mouse on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
- STEP 6
Repeat the process with the remaining pink and white mixtures, then leave the mice to dry out for at least 12 hrs.