Biscuiteers, the original hand-iced biscuit gift company tells us how to ice biscuits for Easter.

Biscuiteers needs little or no introduction. Winner of the missiontm GWG Website of the Year 2017, the original hand-iced biscuit gift company continues to delight its customers with its colourful creations. Earlier this month saw the publication of Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts giving fans the chance to try their hand at baking and decorating biscuits at home. Here they share all you need to know to ice biscuits for your Easter tree or as table decorations. But beware, they'll be snaffled up by your guests.

You could of course avoid all the washing up, but miss out on the fun, and order your Easter gifts online. Last orders need to be placed before 1 p.m on Thursday 29th March 2018 for delivery on Saturday 31st March 2018.


How to Ice Easter Tree Biscuits

You will need:
1 batch of Easter shaped biscuits
1 batch of Royal Icing divided into flood and line consistencies
Ribbon

Top tips:
Don’t forget to cut a medium-sized hole towards the top of the biscuits, before baking, so you can thread your ribbons through later. Use the end of a straw to cut out the perfect-sized hole from your uncooked dough!

Long, sturdy twigs from the garden are perfect for your Easter tree, we like to paint ours white. A couple of branches of pussy willow are equally as lovely.

Line Icing:
Light Brown, Yellow, White, Black, Baby Pink, Pastel Green.

Flood Icing:
Light Brown, Yellow, White.



Firstly, you will need to bake your biscuits. When baking don’t forget to cut-out a medium sized hole towards the top of the biscuits so you can thread your ribbons through later. You can do this by using the end of a straw to cut out the perfect size hole from your uncooked dough!

How to ice lambs:
1. Using white line icing, outline the shape of the lamb on each biscuit. Leave to dry for 5 minutes at room temperature.
2. Once dry, use white line icing and in lines horizontally across the biscuit, pipe in back in a back and forth motion until the shape is full.
3. Place the biscuits onto a baking tray and pop into an oven that has been set to the lowest temperature. Leave for approx. 40 minutes, or until the flood icing has set hard.
4. Use pastel green line icing to pipe a line across the lambs neck. And then pink line icing to give the lamb a nose, and two dots of black line icing for eyes. Allow to fully dry.



How to ice chicks:
1. Using yellow line icing, outline the shape of the chick on each biscuit. Leave to dry for around 5 minutes at room temperature.
2. Once dry, flood the centre of the shape with yellow flood icing - be careful not to over-fill.
3. Place the biscuits onto a baking tray and pop into an oven that has been set to the lowest temperature. Leave for approx. 40 minutes, or until the flood icing has set hard.
4. Use yellow line icing to pipe the chicks feet.
5. Use pastel green line icing to pipe a bow around the chicks’ neck. And then pink line icing to give the chick a beak, and one dot of black line icing for an eye. Allow to fully dry.

How to ice brown bunnies:
1. Using light brown line icing, pipe the outline of the bunny on your biscuit. Leave to dry for 5 minutes at room temperature.
2. Once dry, use your light brown flood icing to fill in the shape, but don’t over-fill.
3. Place the biscuits onto a baking tray and pop into an oven that has been set to the lowest temperature. Leave for approx. 40 minutes, or until the flood icing has set hard.
4. Use white line icing to pipe the bunnies fluffy tail.
5. Use yellow line icing to pipe a bow around the bunnies’ neck. And then pink line icing to give the bunny a nose, and one dot of black line icing for an eye. Allow to fully dry.



Copyright Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts 2018
Published by Michael Joseph 2018
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March 2018