Cute, aren’t they! These cookie pops were ordered to treat some surgeons at a conference, hopefully the sugar rush boosted their brain power!
Biscuits on sticks are the way forward we reckon. Look out for more coming soon!
We’ve hopped on the gold leaf bandwagon! It adds a touch of elegance and decadence to whatever it touches, which is often everything within a few centimetres apart from the biscuit you’re trying to put it on. It’s a bit of a bugger to work with, but most definitely worth the extra work and occasional swear word.
These pretty prink marbled heart biscuits with real edible gold leaf will soon see their names in lights on a well known blog near you. They’d make a very pretty wedding or party favour, too. And my 3 year old can vouch for the fact that gold leaf tastes good. So good she now won’t eat biscuits without it.
Just before Christmas we made nearly 2000 of these biscuits for the successful law firm axiom. They were looking to say thank you in style to their valued clients with a bespoke and personalised gift, and we came up with these biscuits in their brand colours – matched to their handwritten gift card design, and based around a winter knitware theme.
The biscuits were carefully packed in kraft boxes with axiom branded stickers to the outside.
The clients were thrilled, axiom was thrilled, and so were we (especially once we’d successfully baked and posted them all, ahead of schedule!)
We have three new collections that are perfect for Valentines day, or just to send a sweet reminder to someone that you love them VERY much. Make sure they save one for you though!
There is a cute You & Me biscuit puzzle which is fun and one of the biscuits has your name on it , a romantic letterpress monogram biscuit set, and a cosmic “I Love You To The Moon & Back’ set, just in case they were in any doubt about just how much you love them.
Watch our advent cookie kit being made by Flea from Flea Reads – she definitely nails it!
It’s become a bit of a tradition to make a gingerbread house each Christmas, but given Isabella’s love of all things dinosaur, this year there was a twist on the theme (I did also make a mini gingerbread birdhouse for the Christmas cake, obvs). The 3D cookie cutters came from Lakeland and Suck, making my job pretty easy really. I did add a volcano that erupted with icing when someone blew through the straw, but I can’t claim to be the inventor of that, either. After a trip to Norway when I was a child Dad made me a volcanic birthday cake, complete with bubbling icing mud pots. You blew through a straw to make them bubble, of course.
Happy Dino New Year!
For the last of our Christmas recipes we wanted to do something a bit different, and impressive. These little hanging houses look so sweet hanging on the tree, they make the room smell all gingerbready, and best of all, they taste great!
They do take some patience, but they’re easier than a large gingerbread house, and they’re worth it in the end. If you’re worried about hanging them (to be completely honest, I thought mine might fall – it didn’t though) omit the ribbon and stand them on something firm.
Here's how to make them: You will need: 1 batch of gingerbread dough for approximately 6 mini houses Royal Icing Ribbon Coloured royal icing, or as a shortcut ready made writing, piping or designer icing (available in most supermarkets) Chocolate buttons for the roof Flower sprinkles (optional)
(adapted from Peggy Porschen’s gingerbread recipe)
210g light brown sugar
3 tablespoons treacle
3 tablespoons golden syrup
5 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons powdered ginger
3 tablespoons powdered cinnamon
250g diced butter
600g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Royal Icing Recipe: 500 g icing sugar 75ml egg whites (from approximately 2 eggs) 1 teaspoon of glycerine (optional – it adds a sheen) A little water or lemon juice
Mix the ingredients together using an electric whisk. The icing will form peaks when you lift the whisk from it. You will need it to be very stiff to hold the houses together, so this consistency will be perfect.
If you’d like to pipe with the icing, add lemon juice or water, a little at a time, until the consistency resembles tooth paste. Add colour if you wish, then wrestle into a piping bag or bottle.
Download the template for the houses.
Today we show you how to make these cute little present cookies – and the best bit is, there is a hidden surprise inside! Perfect for kids, they make a unusual present and you’re sure to hear squeals of delight once they realise what’s inside.
The lovely Sarah from Floribunda Rose shares the recipe on her blog.
Wow it’s the 10th day of Christmas already! It’s definitely time to get your Christmas bake on. If you’re hosting Christmas these snowflake favours make a great place setting, and they are also very pretty packaged in boxes from the Elite Packaging Company.
Whatever you’re doing, stop it, and visit Rock My Style to get the lowdown on how to make these snowflake stacks. They’re really pretty simple to make.
For the 9th Day of Christmas we show you how to make these gifts on a gift! Edible gift tags definitely add a very special touch to any present. Head over to the absolutely lovely B.Loved blog and Louise will share the ins and outs of how we made them.