It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of baking and all things cake, and having seen my Instagram feed littered with all things biscuit beautiful I was pretty desperate to go to the Biscuiteers Icing Cafe in Notting Hill. Last year for my birthday my dad kindly bought me a ticket to go, so I was then left with deciding which class I wanted to go to.
I decided to go to the fashionista class as it was the one I was most interested in doing and looked like something I could attempt to recreate at home. After indulging in a bacon sandwich, we hoped in the car and headed into London, and rather luckily parked just outside the icing cafe.
Following a little wander around the Biscuiteers shop, we we’re invited to head downstairs where they conduct the classes. The table was already laid out with everything we needed for the class – biscuits, icing, tools – we were then given out own aprons which we were able to take away afterwards too.
We were tasked with icing a dress, skirt, trench coat, jumper, shoes, sunglasses, lipstick and a flamingo (slightly off theme there guys). We had a little practice on baking paper before we put icing to biscuit, but then they took us through each step of making our biscuits look almost as good as they do.
The basic process involved, lining the outside of the biscuit and any other details, then waiting for it to dry before we filled in the rest. You could then go about adding in some of the finer details, or using a toothpick to mix colours together. The details were quite hard to get as neat and they certainly make it look far easier than it actually is.
My favourites to decorate (and the easiest) were the flamingo, sunglasses and lipstick, and whilst some started good they ended up less polished a little later on. Once they were all done and dry we packed them into a customised tin which we also got to keep, where they were ready to devour for the rest of the week with a cuppa – yum.