What I used:
Doilies [one makes 2/3 wrappers]
Over the weekend, I helped my parents with bringing everything out of their loft, sorting it and then putting most of it back again. One of my only finds [severely let down by that lack of vintage chests, tea sets and chesterfields etc.] were a lovely little batch of WHSmith 'Doylies'.
My version is very quick - no marking/measuring - just cutting like Edward*. Take your doily and make a snip in the centre and cut alongside the bottom of the doily pattern to remove the centre
Now, wrap round your cake/muffin to gauge the length that you need the wrapper to be [if you can match the pattern at the join, even better] and simply cut at the join
Now either glue the join [use a stick, rather than runny glue], staple or cellotape and place your cake/muffin inside. Joy!
- Use patterned/coloured doilies if you have a theme/want to brighten your life up a bit
- If you want to add a subtle colour to your wrap - put your cakes/muffins in a coloured case first and wrap the doily round
- Doilies can be coloured with food colouring, watered down in a spray bottle. Cover in the colour and leave to dry!
* Scissorhands, not Prince, or Cullen [tut!]
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