Easter Biscuit Decorating
One biscuit cutter, four fun Easter Biscuit designs perfect for gifting to your friends and family this Easter Weekend.
Biscuits are perfect for gifting as you can batch bake plenty in one go and have enough to give to lots of different people. We have all the tools and equipment you need to create your own perfectly iced treats, from baking trays and biscuit cutters to piping bags and nozzles.
Round biscuits – we have a recipe here which you can use and cut into circles!
For the Chick and the Bunny biscuits make up a batch of piping icing using 200g and approx. 4 tbsp water added gradually. TIP: piping icing should have the consistency of toothpaste.
Split the icing into 6 bowls leaving two white and colouring two yellow, one pink and one orange. You’ll only need a small amount of pink and orange so be sure to add more for the white and the yellow.
Fit your Tala piping bags with a writing tip piping nozzle and pipe around the edges of your biscuits; white for the Bunnies (and the smaller bunny feet) and yellow for the Chicks. Leave the icing to set for 5 minutes, then add a tbsp more water to your second bowls of white and yellow icing to create a flooding consistency that is thick but runs off a spoon. Pour the icing into new piping bags and fill the centre of the biscuits pushing the icing to the edges gently until it’s fully covered. Place the biscuits onto a lined baking tray and put into an oven at 100C for 1 hour to let them set.
For the Lamb and the Nest biscuits make up a batch of buttercream using 200g butter and 400g icing sugar. Split the buttercream between two bowls and add lemon zest to flavour your white buttercream and add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and orange extract to make chocolate orange buttercream for your nests.
Fit one Tala piping bag with a Tala Closed Star piping nozzle and fill it with the lemon buttercream, and another with a Tala Grass piping nozzle and fill it with the chocolate orange buttercream.
For the Lambs pipe buttercream stars all over the biscuit then top with a chocolate button and edible eyes, followed by a quarter of a chocolate button either side for the ears.
For the Nests pipe continually around the biscuits, building the chocolate orange buttercream up to form a nest. Fill the nest with chocolate eggs.
When the chicks and bunnies are set decorate the chicks with some edible eyes then fit a piping bag with a small star nozzle and pipe on the beak and the feet with the orange buttercream.
For the bunnies attach the bunny feet to the bottom of the circle and then pipe on the bunny paws with the pink icing and add a bunny tail with the remaining lemon buttercream. Finish the fluffy tail off with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut.