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What you need to create this fishing cookie set.

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 […]

DIY scraper for stencilling iced cookies

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 […]

Tips on using an airbrush machine for 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 […]

A super handy cookie ruler

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 […]

24 – 26 April Classes – Postponed

Due to the extension of the lockdown we will be postponing all our scheduled classes in Johannesburg from 24 – 26 April 2020, to either May, June or July.  We are double checking availability on venues, accommodation etc and will send out an email informing all attendees of the new dates. The themes of your booked […]

Ahoy! Pirate Themed Cookies

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 […]

Chocolate Hedgehogs

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 […]

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 […]

What you need to make a snowman face cookie

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 […]

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. […]

How to make cute biscuit bunnies for Easter

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 […]

How a PYO (Paint your own) cookie works!

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 […]

How to stencil wool texture onto mitten cookies!

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to stencil with royal icing

Once you learn the simple art of adding detail to your iced biscuit with a stencil, you’ll never look back.  It saves time and makes your overall result more uniform and neat.  I know I couldn’t get all the ‘Happy Easter’s’ hand piped on my biscuits to look exactly the same. This is why I […]

Getting the perfect biscuit base

Before you get started on icing your biscuits (cookies) you need to create the perfect biscuit base.  We bake at least 200 – 250 biscuits a week for classes. I thought I would share a few tips that I have learnt through my biscuit baking experiences.  I trained as a chef down in Durban many […]

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 […]

Helpful tips when using a dehydrator

Have you been having trouble drying your iced biscuits in a dehydrator?  I have had a few ladies who have been asking for help

How To Make the Perfect Red

I often get asked by ladies how do I get such a beautiful deep red royal icing so I thought that I would share some tips.

How to stencil hanging stockings with the 3 step cookie stencil

Last year I made a cookie with Santa’s suit hanging out to air, it was a time consuming cookie to ice with all the small details.  So I thought I would make a stencil set that makes cookie decorating  so much easier (and quicker) It’s a 3 step stencil that comes in a set. Click […]

How to make an Emoji face iced cookie

My children have recently watched the Emoji movie , so I thought I would use my emoji stencil, which has been hanging on the shelf for a few weeks now and I haven’t made any cookies from it.  They were super quick to make and I think they look rather impressive. So this is how […]

How to stencil a cookie

Stencilling a biscuit is really as easy as it looks.  I have been icing biscuits for years now and I fell in love with the idea of stencilling. Stencils create a perfect uniform look and save me so much time. ICED BISCUIT – You’ll need a 100% dried iced biscuit when stencilling with royal icing […]

Tennis ball

In the spirit of Wimbledon, I have created a Tennis Ball biscuit