How sweet it is: The Biscuiteers Christmas Icing Guide

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Biscuiteers Tinned Hand Iced Biscuits, 9 for £35 or 16 for £45; Available at Fenwick Bond Street

Planning your Christmas baking but in need of some icing inspiration? Bake up a batch of your favourite biscuits or try our Biscuiteers Gluten Free Vanilla Biscuit recipe then follow our Iced Christmas guide courtesy of icing masters Biscuiteers.

These classic Christmas biscuits make perfect place settings on Christmas Day - this is if the whole family hasn't gobbled them up first...

What you’ll need

  • An array of Christmas cutters (available at Biscuiteers Notting Hill or Northcote Road Icing cafes)
  • Parchment paper to protect your table and practice icing on
  • Piping bags
  • Squeezy bottles
  • Scissors
  • Wooden cocktail stick
  • Decorations like silver balls and glitter sugar
  • Line icing in: Welly green, Red, White, Black, Donkey brown
  • Flood icing in: White, Black, Baby blue

Instructions

  1. Bake a set of Christmas biscuits using the classic dough recipe from the Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits (available for £12 at Fenwick Bond Street) or using the Gluten Free Vanilla Biscuit Recipe on The Daily Muse.
  2. Mix your icing colours, putting line icing into piping bags and flood icing into squeezy bottles.
  3. Using the following icing guides, decorate your Christmas biscuits:

Snowman

 

  1. Outline the Snowman’s hat with black line icing, and when completely dry, fill in with black flood icing.
  2. Outline the Snowman’s head and body with white line icing, and when completely dry, fill in with white flood icing.
  3. Pop all the little bubbles with a cocktail stick to achieve a smooth and glossy finish. Allow to dry.
  4. Pipe on the scarf in the colours of your choice and finish with a little carrot nose, eyes and some black buttons.
  5. You can also add a sprig of holly to his hat.

Christmas Tree

 

  1. Use welly green line icing to add boughs. Start at the top and work down to the tree base.
  2. Allow to dry for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Use white flood icing to add ‘snow’ at the top of each branch and sprinkle with silver glitter before it dries.
  4. Drop on silver and gold balls along with any other decorations you would like to add.
  5. Ice the tree trunk using donkey brown line icing.

Rudolph

 

  1. Carefully outline head, body and legs in white line icing.
  2. Allow to dry for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Flood with white flood icing and allow to dry completely.
  4. Using line icing, add ears in white, eye in black and red nose.
  5. Ice antlers in donkey brown line icing and a bow in a festive colour – we love red!

 

Snowflake

 

  1. Pipe the outline in white line icing and leave to dry.
  2. Flood with white flood icing.
  3. When dry, use white line icing and glitter to add the decorative detail of your snowflake.

By Alison Millington