I’ve taught many classes over the years and even though each class is unique, I have similar royal icing questions asked at each one. Here are a few of my most common questions. Perhaps I’ll answer a couple of yours. First of all, what the best royal icing recipe to use?I have been using this recipe for years and it’s … Read More about Questions answered on royal icing & consistency
Hello… I had such fun doing this set of cookies, playing around with stencils and creating different effects is my new favourite thing. I have listed below the products I used to create this set of cookies. If you are new to biscuit decorating I suggest getting the cookie starter kit, it’s cheaper buying it as a kit, than each … Read More about What you need to recreate this space set
With Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share this jean pocket cookie idea with you. These cookies are also suitable for any other celebration, girls night out, cowboy theme and more. In this tutorial we go over using a silkscreen, mixing airbrush colours to make a darker blue and basic airbrushing tips. Only use airbrush colours … Read More about Airbrushing tips : Making a jean pocket cookie
If you are battling to get that perfect biscuit base, you’ve clicked on the right blog post. Here are a few tips that I have learnt over years. I trained as a chef down in Durban many years ago, my passion back then was cooking food more than baking. I have never considered myself a great baker, but over the … Read More about Getting the perfect biscuit base
Paint your own cookie stencils. In this video I show you how the finished PYO cookie works.
What little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs. This is a very popular set of cookies, perfect for any birthday or special occasion. When we create a set of decorated cookies at the Biscuit Studio, we often get asked what we used, colours, stencils, cutters etc In this post we’ll be sharing all the products that are needed to recreate this … Read More about What you need to recreate this dinosaur set of cookies
What little girl doesn’t love rainbows and unicorns. This is a very popular set of cookies, perfect for any birthday or special occasion. When we create a set of decorated cookies at the Biscuit Studio, we often get asked what we used, colours, stencils, cutters etc In this post we’ll be sharing all the products that are needed to … Read More about What you need to recreate this rainbow & unicorn set of cookies
If the man in your life is an avid fisherman, you have to make him this set of cookies. I totally forgot to add a fish to this set, so if I was you I would definitely add a trout or any other fish. When we create a set of decorated cookies at The Biscuit Studio, we often get asked … Read More about What you need to create this fishing cookie set.
A scraper is a ‘must have’ tool when stencilling with royal icing so we thought we would show you how to make your own one. You can buy icing smoothers from baking shops but we have found that the plastic is too hard and not flexible enough to work effectively. We have made the scraper using a recycled ice-cream lid, … Read More about DIY scraper for stencilling iced cookies
I absolutely love my airbrush machine. In this post I’ll try help you understand your airbrush machine a little more, with the do’s and don’ts that I have experienced. After you have spent hours icing your biscuits the last thing you need is to spray them with your airbrush gun and the pattern or design is blurry and/or smudged. So … Read More about Tips on using an airbrush machine for cookies
I have been using one of these ‘Ark’ rulers for years now, it’s definitely a must have for any cookie decorating enthusiast. It doesn’t just work as a ruler, it has a range of different sized circles. Which you can trace to create any size wheel, for example a large and small circle for a tractor. Use it to create … Read More about A super handy cookie ruler
We often get asked what product we used to create a set of cookies. If you are planning a pirate themed birthday party, we have listed below most of the products we used in our ‘Pirate Themed’ set of decorated cookies for your convenience. We stock most of them in our shop, just click on the item for more information … Read More about Ahoy! Pirate Themed Cookies
I often get asked for the recipe for the little treat I put out for my ladies at the classes. It’s super simple to make, hence the reason I always make it. CHOCOLATE HEDGEHOGS 2 x 200g packets Tennis biscuits, coarsely chopped 250g butter, chopped 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 egg, lightly beaten 150g dark … Read More about Chocolate Hedgehogs
I always remember my Grandma hard at work in the kitchen baking all sorts of Easter treats…. from fresh hot cross buns baking in the oven, to rolling out spicy bun cookies (as she called them) & then making us hot chocolate. The smell of spicy bun cookies baking brings back these special memories. To celebrate Easter with you we … Read More about Grandma’s spicy bun & choc chip cookie recipe
Let’s talk about butter bleeds. This is when your icing has dried on your biscuit and the icing turns yellow. This is more visible with white icing. Why does this happen only sometimes. It normally will happen when the biscuits are for a special occasion or for an order (and you have no time to redo them.) I feel your … Read More about Why does my icing yellow when dry??
We have put together a list of what you need and a quick video on how to make this snowman face cookie (biscuit) so you can make it at home in the holidays. Click on the items highlighted on the list and follow the link to the products that we stock to help you recreate him. I absolutely love this … Read More about What you need to make a snowman face cookie
We have an exciting range of Easter cutters and stencils in stock in our online shop this year. What I love most about the Easter bunnies that I am going to show you how to make is that they are not time consuming at all. There are only two flooding icing colours and two stencil icing colours. That’s it, easy … Read More about How to make cute biscuit bunnies for Easter
PYO = Paint Your Own…. it means exactly that, you can paint your own cookies (biscuit) and then eat them afterwards. The Biscuit Studio has created a few Christmas PYO cookie stencils but the range is growing, so fear not. Here is a video showing you how the complete PYO biscuit works. Take a look at our range so far. … Read More about How a PYO (Paint your own) cookie works!
I made these stunning mittens using the wool piping technique and while I was patiently icing the mittens, I thought to myself, there must be a quicker way to do this. And so the wool texture stencil was designed. Here is a picture of the hand piped mittens and hat, as beautiful as they are, I don’t think I would … Read More about How to stencil wool texture onto mitten cookies!
In this post I’ll be showing you how I make stick on eyes with royal icing. Once you know how to make these eyes you can play around and make all sorts of different size eyes for any character biscuit. I used these eyes for the dancing crabs in my ‘under the sea’ icing class, so they had to be … Read More about How to make stick on eyes with royal icing