Why does my icing yellow when dry??

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 […]

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How to make tool cookies for Dad!

There are all sorts of Father’s Day themed biscuits that will suit the man or dad in your life, I have decided to start with the tool type of guy. In our family, my husband is not really the DIY type.  We’ll be making sports themed biscuits but I’ll get to those in another post. […]

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PYO – How to make the icing disc’s!

PYO (Paint your own) cookies are a great way to do loads of biscuits for a party or function, they’re interactive and fun.  They are the perfect party favour or party activity. I have been experimenting with the ‘paint palettes’ or’colour disc’s’  and have come to a couple of conclusions. If I pipe the icing […]

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How to make stick on eyes with royal icing

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, […]

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How to make royal icing in SA!!

When I first started making royal icing using an egg white substitute, I couldn’t find ‘meringue powder’ in South Africa (not easily) I had to import it from America.  Then I discovered actiwhite powder, which is the South African version of meringue powder.  It is slightly different to meringue powder, so I couldn’t use the […]

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How to make ‘gingham’ cupcakes

I created these bright fun cupcakes as a cake sale treat for my child’s school, I hope that you are inspired to create the same or similar treats. Here’s what you’ll need Royal Icing Chocolate or vanilla cupcake biscuits (baked) Cupcake cookie cutter & speech bubble cookie cutter  Nozzles – sizes PME 1.5 & 2 […]

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How to make a lamb cookie (using a bee hive cutter)

When I start thinking about a biscuit icing project, my inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, whether I am standing in a queue at my local shop or looking at wrapping paper to wrap a gift. The inspiration for my lamb cookies / biscuits came from this card I found on Pinterest. Isn’t it just […]

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How to make a sitting bunny (Peter Rabbit)

How to make a sitting bunny (Peter Rabbit) using a Biscuit Studio step by step card. I’ve been teaching how to ice biscuits (cookies) for a couple of years now.    I’ve learnt along the way that having a picture or guide for a specific biscuit really helps to get a better end result.  I’ve […]

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Preventing dips and craters in your icing

I’m not sure if you have ever experienced holes or sunken in sections in your dried icing. I know I have, and it’s extremely frustrating.  This image was sent to me by a client asking me what went wrong, so I thought it would be a great tip to share. Craters seem to only happen […]

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Supplies for biscuit icing

I often get asked what brands and tools I like to use when decorating biscuits.  As always it comes down to personal choice, but I am happy to show you what I use. Cutters I prefer to use metal cutters and have a small growing range on my website. Stencil tools Stencils – but of […]

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