Quick post this one! Just thought I would share the biscuits I made for our camping weekend to celebrate my brother’s 50th and my sister’s 40th birthdays.
Links to the biscuit and icing recipes can be found on my other biscuit posts (see end of this post for links)
I like to draw the biscuit designs so I can work out the best way to ice them/ what colours I need etc.
I trace round the cutter, and then draw in the designs.
For all of these biscuits I did an initial outline in the same colour as the flooding icing, then flooded them, dried them in the oven (super low heat – it’s much faster than letting them air dry), and then went over the outlines again in black. It really makes the designs pop.
To make the black (and brown) I added cocoa to the outline icing, then black (brown) food colouring. Means you can get away with less food colouring – and it darkens as it dries, so don’t worry if it’s not the blackest black when you pipe it.
Cutters were from Sweet and Scrumptious
My 9 year old daughter helped me ice these. She’ll be on junior bake off before I know it!
The birthday boy and girl enjoying their biscuits!