Buzz Buzz Buzz…Bespoke Bee Mine Engagement Biscuits

We were just a little bit excited when we got a late night FaceTime call from our brother and his girlfriend all the way from New York over the bank holiday – it could only mean one thing. The wine may have helped make things seem warm and fuzzy, but we were VERY happy when we heard that they’d got engaged.

Dan is not only a Honeywell, but also keeps bees, so a ‘Honey, bee mine’ set of biscuits was an obvious choice for an engagement present.

We also made monogram biscuits with their initials.

Congratulations Dan and Em!

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Spring is Here and so are our Easter Biscuits!

It’s feeling a lot like Spring round here!  We’ve got some very cute Easter Biscuit gift sets on sale now, from just £11.25 including postage – have a look at our shop to view the details.

All of our biscuits are made from free range eggs, British butter, the very British Golden Syrup, and British grown sugar and flour.  Vanilla doesn’t grow very well here, so that does come from overseas – but we make sure we have the best.  The result is crunchy, caramelly, amazing smelling biscuits, iced by our fair hands to look pretty good too!

All of our sets include postage and can be delivered straight to your friend/lover/sibling/boss, no gift wrapping required from you!

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Mum-To-Be Baby Shower Biscuits

Our sister Laura is about to have a baby!  We designed her baby shower on a ‘Ready To Pop’ theme, and as the babies gender will be a surprise we chose yellow and grey as the colour scheme.

When we found the cute pregnant lady cookie cutter we knew it’d be perfect. The Mum-To Be biscuits are so cute with the baby bump sticking out, and just the thing to keep a Mum to be’s energy levels up! baby shower bump biscuits Mum to be biscuit pregnant lady biscuit IMG_9686

Burns Night Scotch Whiskey Cake

 

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A cake to celebrate Burns night  (another we have done for Catch My Party) – a Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scottish poems. The suppers are normally held on the poet’s birthday (Burns night), 25 January, and typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky, and the recitation of Burns’ poetry.

This cake is not just for whiskey lovers – we don’t really like to drink whiskey all that much, but this cake is delicious!  If you really don’t fancy the whiskey, try substituting it for orange juice.

For the recipe please visit the Catch My Party blog post.

 

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Vanilla Heart Biscuit Decorations

We made these easy vanilla hearts for Christmas, but they’d work just as well, and taste just as nice, if they were made in Spring shapes and hung from some twigs for a rustic Easter display.  They do spread during baking so choose simple shapes like eggs or a flower.

Get the full recipe here!

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

Makes 12 Cupcakes

Preparation 45 – 60 minutes, plus cooking time of 30 minutes

Ingredients:

140g butter

230g caster sugar

2 eggs

1 glass milk

230g plain (all purpose) flour

40g cocoa

1.5 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

 

Buttercream:

250g icing (powdered) sugar

100g butter at room temperature

2 tablespoons stem ginger syrup

1 tablespoon milk

 

Mini gingerbread men

50g icing (powdered) sugar

Water (approximately 1 teaspoon)

 

Method

1. Preheat oven to 170C (340F)

2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add eggs and milk and stir slowly until well combined.

3. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and spices and mix well.

4. Carefully divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cakes and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top of the cake springs back when gently pressed.  Once cooked leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

5. Make the buttercream by combining butter, icing sugar, ginger syrup and milk and whisking until pale and fluffy, which should take about 5 minutes.  Put into a piping bag with a star tip, and pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.

6. Mix the icing sugar and enough water to form a paste similar in texture to toothpaste.  Add the water slowly, drop by drop.  Put into a piping bag or bottle and add detail to your mini gingerbread men.  Place on top of your cupcakes.

7. Delight the children in your family with the chocolate and gingerbread cupcakes!  The cupcakes will keep for about 5 days in an airtight tin, but if you’re not planning to eat them for a few days it’s best to put the gingerbread men on top on the day you plan to eat them.  This will make sure they stay nice and chrunchy.

 

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Some Bespoke Biscuits

We’ve been busy baking lots of biscuits for our gift collections that we post out, but we also love doing bespoke biscuits.

 

Here are some cute little ‘I do’ bird wedding cake toppers:

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Some margarita biscuits for a special hen do:

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A little pack of biscuits for a first birthday party, given as a party bag to 30 lucky little guests:

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And some gingerbread favours given out by a London modelling agency to some happy children:

 

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If you have an idea for bespoke biscuits please let us know, we love thinking of new biscuitty things!