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!

Rustic Dessert Table for our Sister’s Wedding

The Honeywell’s have been busy! As soon as Laura announced her wedding date there was a flurry of activity. She was getting married at our family home, and wanted a rustic, country, home made wedding. We offered to make the wedding cake and do a dessert table – there was lots to do!

Laura and Andrew with the view we grew up with (photo by Cris Matthews).  Can you spot the goat in the background?!

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The dessert table, on hay bales.  What else?

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Homemade elderflower cordial – I have a pink elderflower bush in my back garden.  Just two or three pink elderflower heads in a batch with normal while ones make PINK cordial, extra pretty.

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We love these spoons from Sucre Shop:

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The cutest flower girl ever (OK I may be a little biased) and my handsome husband. IMG_7536

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The following photos from the official photographer, the rather lovely Cris Matthews:

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Congratulations Laura and Andrew.  Hope you have a very sweet marriage.  Gettit? Heehee.

Love Rebecca x

Woodland Biscuit/Cookie Dessert Table

After creating a dessert table exhibit for the Cake and Bake Show Manchester in April (here’s the carnival/funfair dessert table we did) we were asked if we’d like to exhibit at the Cake and Bake Show London.

Despite the fact that I (Rebecca) was due to have a baby 4 weeks before, we said yes (what maternity leave!).

As we now mainly sell biscuits we thought we’d do a biscuity, woodland themed dessert table.

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I was very dark when we were setting up (later spotlights were added, but we weren’t able to be there during the show unfortunately) and the car was so jam packed (including baby Jessica and Grandma) I didn’t bring my camera bag with the flash in, silly mistake!

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A biscuit picnic – hamper, cake, cupcakes, sandwiches, plates etc are all biscuits. Yum!

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Rosie made the 3D toadstools, mice and hedgehogs.  The toadstools are my favourite thing overall I think. They were gingerbread flavour with an icing glaze.

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I took some more pictures when we got the biscuits home again, in better light.  I love these mini biscuit cupcakes!

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