Shortbread Tiger Bites

tiger bites shortbread

In this post we show you how to make our Tiger Bites, mini sweet snacks with a tiger animal print. They are great for a jungle themed birthday party and very simple to make. You can use any kind of base with icing or chocolate on top that can be cut into squares. This could be fudge, caramel biscuits, millionaire’s shortbread or shortcake.

If you don’t want to bake your own you can buy caramel bites, shortcake, or millionaire’s shortbread. You could buy plain biscuits and put your own caramel, icing or chocolate on top.

Preparation

First decide on the design of your print. If you already have some party tableware you could scan a napkin or tablecloth to match exactly. Alternatively, you can search the internet for a royalty-free image. You can either have a page of a single print which you then cut into squares, or make a page of little squares the same size as your shortbread.

Next you need to order your printed toppers. You can use our edible wafer paper or printed icing  – both work just as well. The printed icing is available as a square sheet or an A4 size rectangle. If you are making your own biscuits you can order a size to suit your baking tin. They can easily be cut down to size.

Now you need to decide on your biscuit base. If you want to make your own then try millionaire’s shortbread – plain or salted caramel topped with melted chocolate on a biscuit base. Or just make shortbread with either white chocolate or icing on top. You can even use fudge squares with a chocolate topping. Simply bake them, cool them, ice them and cut into squares. We used Thorntons white chocolate caramel shortcake bites. They can be found in most major supermarkets in packs of nine. If you have any difficulty finding this variety they also come in milk chocolate, which works just as well.

thorntons caramel shortcake bites

Method

We printed a sheet of squares to match the size and shape of the Thorntons bites then cut them out. Alternatively, you can have an all-over print and cut them up after you’ve made them.

To stick them to the tops you need to make the chocolate or icing a little tacky, whether you are using printed wafer or icing sheets.

If you have made your own bites you can put the tops on while the icing or chocolate is still tacky. Otherwise you can melt the tops a little by warming a pallet knife, or any flat metal knife and press it on the tops. Or just use a dry finger! To warm up a knife stand it in a pot of hot water for a few seconds and make sure you dry it thoroughly first. Instead you can make an edible glue by mixing together equal parts of liquid glucose and hot water. Just smear it on the back of the printed wafer or icing and the toppers will stick.

It’s as easy as that! Now you have snacks to match your party theme and wow your guests.

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