It is a truth universally acknowledged that Biscuiteers make the best biscuits in London and that their biscuit boutique and icing cafe is an utterly Instagrammable.
Despite London facing Snowmageddon, I was not going to miss the launch of The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts at the Northcote Road boutique. Having never actually been there before but seeing so many pictures, I was excited to take a look around.
Started by husband and wife team Harriet Hastings and Stevie Congdon who came up with the idea while on holiday in New York. The concept was to develop great tasting biscuits using natural ingredients in different ranges or seasonal collections. When the collections launched the mantra was why send flowers when you can send biscuits?
The simple idea was a popular one and the business grew and grew and the team launched exciting brand collections and sold the biscuits in Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods. Despite the success every biscuit is still hand-made and individually iced. There are now two cafes, here on Northcote road and a Notting Hill branch where you can try your hand at icing yourself.
As well is the original biscuits, you can now buy cakes and chocolates, with everything being absolutely beautifully presented.
The back of the boutique is utterly gorgeous and it was all set up for our special icing class. We were introduced to one of the expert icers who explained the process for icing the biscuits.
And here’s some she made earlier! You can book into one the icing classes here or in Notting Hill and learn all the techniques and ins and outs of icing.
They think of all the special extra touches such as a personalised biscuit to hang on your prosecco!
Ok, so art was never my forte and I don’t think any of the expert icers will be worrying for their jobs with me around but it was super fun icing my own biscuits! It’s actually rather therapeutic – a bit like an adult colouring book! Plus it’s the taste that’s really important right?
At the end of the icing class we were all gifted with a copy of the new book…it’s absolutely gorgeous inside with details on how to bake your own biscuits, make coloured icing and some of the cake recipes used in the Biscuiteers bakery. There’s also lots of idea of how to make biscuits reflecting various themes and occasions, there’s seriously something for everyone in there!
A huge thank you to everyone at Biscuiteers for having us and for all the lovely biscuity treats!!
13 Northcote Road
0207 924 5488
I was a guest of Biscuiteers.