Thursday, January 5, 2012

Iced Biscuits

I have an incredibly sweet tooth and always enjoy baking and eating. Cakes, breads, desserts and icecreams, cheesecakes.....the list goes on. But never biscuits. They have never really appealed to me. Well all that changed after I attended a hands-on workshop with the talented Roxanne Floquet.   The workshop was conducted in her beautiful home in Newlands  and turned out to be a memorable morning.

learning to outline with royal icing

flooding with softer royal icing....just like colouring in!

Time flew by. The techniques involved were demonstrated and what a thrill to watch her work!  Everything looked so simple and easy... until it was our turn!   Under Roxy's guidance and infinite patience we rolled and cut out our biscuit shapes, then iced them.  I found the whole experience  therapeutic and fun; and best of all we took our creations home to enjoy. I have to confess it took days before I could eat any of them - they were just so pretty and  I wanted to keep them all. 

packaging some biscuits to give as a xmas gift

I will forever be thankful to Roxy for being such an inspiration. I loved the workshop so much I went back a couple months later for a repeat!  Even though I had grasped most of the techniques  the first time I just wanted to spend another morning in her company watching the magic she performs.  These days I have an incredible array of cookie cutters and truly love making biscuits. The biscuits are as stunning to eat as they are to look at.

  1. so so lekker, Janet, I wish to visit your party.
    have a wonderful new year ahead
    hugs, Natalia

  2. thanks Nat. You are welcome anytime, anyday. Happy New Year to you and family as well. Lets hope its a good one. x

  3. You are so talented, I want biscuits, a dog and anything else you turn your hand to!


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