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.
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.
After a very quick demonstration, they were ready to rock and roll. Or ice and decorate.
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.
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.
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.
Prizes for anyone that can guess the theme of my husband’s obsession!
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!