Beautiful Biscuits by Marianna Saran


Christmas is around the corner (ok maybe a couple of corners but it sure is close!) and I want to know who is ready to get their cookie on? Nothing says Christmas more than the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread wafting through your house.

This festive season the stunning book Beautiful Biscuits by royal icing expert Tessa Whitehouse (B. Dutton Publishing) is taking centre stage on my benchtop.


Tessa has dedicated a whole chapter in her recently released book to “Festive Fun”. From edible cross-stitched Christmas trees to adorable Christmas puddings, these gorgeous biscuits are the perfect way to adorn Christmas dessert buffets.
Beautiful Biscuits isn’t only for the holiday season: its pages are packed with many original decorated biscuit designs covering sport, transportation, music, animals and much more.



There are three-dimensional biscuits and biscuits with intricate detail and they can all be recreated following Tessa’s easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photographs. “I love the fact you can make delicious, unique and attractive treats with relatively limited equipment and experience,” Tessa says.



As an Accredited Demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild and a teacher at various outlets including Squires Kitchen International School, Tessa says her book aims to teach other decorators to think outside the box: “I want to inspire people to go away and play so they can create their own designs from scratch”.
Royal icing is Tessa’s passion and it’s evident in Beautiful Biscuits as she takes you on an exciting edible journey: “It never ceases to amaze me what can be created with this sugar medium”.



Tessa also reveals her secrets for baking the perfect biscuit to decorate: “For royal icing the biscuit must have a flat, smooth surface and not spread during the baking process. I’ve included my favourite recipes in the book which are simple to make and ideal for decorating”.
Overall Beautiful Biscuits is just as its title states. Whether you’re a novice decorator or an experienced one, this book is full of inspiration to get you well on your way to creating your own beautiful biscuits. To purchase a copy for your bookshelf visit




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