During this insane and completely unexpected quarantine, one of the things I missed most was the special programs and experiences that London offers for all tastes. I love cooking, especially everything related to sweets and cakes. I’ve done a post about the courses I took at La Cordon Bleu from here and at the end of last year I went with friends to take a cookie decorating class at Biscuiteers.
I have been in love with this store since I visited London as a tourist, first because it is beautiful! Second because in addition to being super delicate the cookies are delicious, it’s not just that cute thing. And because, besides the store, they are also a coffee shop – I’ve already done a post also about Afternoon Tea there ! – and offer other cool experiences!
I went with Gui to do a session of ‘DIY’ decorating cookies, each one chooses some models, one person comes to explain how to use the ‘icing’ bags and you stay there decorating the cookies to take home. He loved it!
But this post here is about ‘Icing Lates’, longer and guided sessions to learn some techniques of decorating the cookies that of course, you can take your art home at the end. The experience includes Champagne and macaroons. I went a while ago with friends and it was a delicious experience!
While all the ‘students’ arrive you can help yourself with Champagne, macaroons and chocolates. The class usually starts on time and the groups are small, around 10 people. The theme of our class was butterfly cookies. Each has their own set of cookies and the instructor teaches them step-by-step, and different filling techniques.
At first, everything came out a little crooked … a little weird, but little by little we got the hang of it! We started working on all the contours, then the fillings with different effects. In the end, the cookies need to go to the oven for a while for the icing to harden.
Cookies packed in the famous Biscuiteers box, time to take them home!
Definitely on my list to go back when it all becomes accessible again. 🙂
Information on class dates and topics is always on the Biscuiteers website and you make the reservation online. The sessions cost £55 per person, including the cookies you decorate and take home, a glass of Champagne, an apron, a certificate of participation and a 10% discount on the other cookies in the store that day.