|Have a heart!|
I can't say that these plain biscuits from 'the Biscuiteers book of iced biscuits' where relaxing to make, definitely not! But I do feel like I've learnt a good few things from my first attempt at flooding icing.
I used the recipe for plain biscuits, at the beginning of the book, but halved the recipe, I'm glad I did, because I still got 22 heart biscuits from it, imagine if I'd made the lot, we'd have been eating heart biscuits for daaaays!
I also, for the first time, made my own royal icing, which The Biscuiteers use to decorate all their biscuits. Luckily I had some egg white powder at home, because during Christmas my daughter wanted to make some sweets which called for it, I almost threw the box away, because being someone who won't eat eggs unless they're thoroughly disguised...it's vile stuff!
I split the royal icing into three - one bowl I kept white (for the dots) one bowl was tinted rose and one violet, using my new Wilton gel colours!
I found piping round the edges of the biscuits difficult, it's something I've never done before, so could have made a much better job of it, but it's ok for a first attempt - I need to invest in a new fine tip for my icing set I think.
It took a good while for the royal icing to harden, but it's probably too warm in my kitchen/living room, so that may be why.
I've also found that the icing deepens in colour as it hardens, so next time I'll make the colours lighter.
|Vivid pink Royal Icing|