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Chinese New Year Desserts: Fun, Festive and Super Easy

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Posted by : Joanna Gryfe, Thu, Jan 30 2014

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Gong Hei Fat Choi!

Chinese New Year is a fantastic reason to gather up family and friends and get crafty. If you want to have a little fun with your festive spread this holiday, we've found some easy and decorative ideas to add sparkle to your Spring Festival.


Get baking. 

While the traditional Chinese New Year feast focuses on savoury meats, dumplings and noodles, no celebration is complete without something sweet. Cookie cutters, homemade royal icing and store-bought rolling fondant can transform a typical dessert into a centrepiece for your holiday meal. Kneading food colouring into the fondant will produce vibrant decorative pieces to bring your desserts to life.

Use these recipes as your base and let your imagination be your guide:

Get inspired. 

Lanterns, orchids and dragons are just the start. Turn your kitchen into an art studio, have fun and be inspired by the festive season! Here are some awesome ideas from around the web to tickle your creative taste buds:
 

chinese-new-year-fancy-cupcakes 

(viaflickr.com/photos/createdbycheryl) 


 chinese-new-year-cookies 

(via sweetsugarbelle.com) 

 

 chinese-new-year-macarons 

(via nongnong.com) 

 

modern-chinese-new-year-cupcakes 

(via ilovecupcakes.com) 


chinese-new-year-lantern-macarons 

(via raspberricupcakes.com)  

 

chinese-new-year-cupcakes 

(via familyholiday.net) 


 

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