A jolly good idea

These past few years have caused many to become resourceful with gift ideas. Irritations like fuel hikes, recessions and costs of necessities, have rocketed into unknown space and require us to approach birthdays with an extra creativity. Many blogs are now filled with DIY ideas, one of which is “Gift Jars”.

So whether you are creative or not, the free printable labels, soap recipes and baking kits advised to us can make even the left-brainer among us appear to be brilliantly inventive when it comes to making a gift for their friend. I love making gifts like these…something personal, something unique and creative….something that shows an extra effort and care.

More and more I receive orders for gift jars filled with yummy cookies….for dad, for mom, for the cousin about to have a baby. And even when I’m in doubt of what to gift a friend when it’s nearing month end…I can always bake up a storm and present them with a gift of tasty decorated biscuits.

Over the next few months I’ll be showing you the biscuits that have filled recent jars….bright ones, pastel ones, girly ones….

I love this gift and I love packaging and preparing them…and seeing the look on the face of the lucky recipient.


ice-creams for winter

I’m loving the collection of cookie cutters I am starting to build up in my baking cupboard. These ice-cream cones are among my favourite. I also started adding some sprinkles to the ones I made after I took this photograph. I just love that even when its freezing cold and wintery, we can still enjoy this “summery” looking biscuit. My husband even commented that the cone tasted like real cones…haha!

These cookies would be especially fun for a kids party or even a summery colourful wedding favour. Image

Biscuits for a celebration.

I recently learnt how to ice biscuits beautifully by doing 
a class taught by the talented Roxanne Floquet. Her biscuits 
are beautiful to say the least, they are her art, delicate, 
intricate and exciting. I am nowhere near her level of skill, 
these biscuits take a lot of time and practice to get them 
to the level of perfection that she can achieve. 

Now that I know how to ice these biscuits, I take great joy 
in presenting them to friends as gifts in a classic Consol
jar, laced with ribbon and a label. They are loved and also
super tasty.

These biscuits in the photographs were made with lots of love
for my friend, Inez, who recently got married. 

If you are interested in ordering some fun cookies for your 
next event or even just for your home, dont hesitate to 
contact me, my husband will love to eat the leftovers ;) 
He has dubbed them "the best zoo biscuits ever". 

The pretty photo under the heading is from the wedding, 
taken by my talented husband, Sean Kelland.