Get Kids to Biscuiteers for Fathers Day Gifts

I rate myself as a cook. And I am not bad at baking either. One thing I cannot do though, and it kills me, is ice cookies. I look at blog posts and vlogs on how to do it. It looks so easy. It’s possible I have some type of icing dyslexia or something – but try as I might – it’s an epic fail. A.L.W.A.Y.S. So when we decided that we would make something for Fathers Day (anything we usually buy gets grateful received and then bunged in a drawer – never to be used again) we sought professional help and took ourselves to Biscuiteers.

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We are long-time fans of Biscuiteers having sent their brilliant boxes as gifts over the years. And now they have their Icing Master Classes and DIY Icing Cafe – we thought it would be the perfect place to ice and not fail.

We went to the Notting Hill store and everything was set up when we arrived. A selection of bare biscuits, icing – already in bags, and toppings. The girls selected a number of biscuits including a Jolly Ginger each that would become their Fathers Day gifts. They were able to borrow display cookies from the shop for inspiration.

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After a very quick demonstration, they were ready to rock and roll. Or ice and decorate.

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They were like a little factory, my girls, icing and decorating with incredible patience, and according to the lovely girls in the store – unlike me – quite a talent for age 9.

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So once all their biscuits were iced and decorated, they went to be dried in an oven behind the scenes and that gave us a bit of time to go mooching and for lunch in the area. Which is always a pleasure in Notting Hill.

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When we retuned to collect our finished products, they had kindly individually boxed them – like they do all the professional ones they sell in the shop, as they thought the girls’ were so good! Here are our Fathers Day creations.

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Prizes for anyone that can guess the theme of my husband’s obsession!

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OK maybe not that obvious from the second one – it’s not S&M – but sport, sport and more sport.

But whatever he is into, and you are into – or your kids are into – this is a great way to spend a few hours on a weekend or in school holidays – you can even host parties there. So if like me, you want your kids to ice with flair where you just can’t – you need to get involved!

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