Today I have been learning how to pipe. My aunt (of lemon cake fame and who knows her way round a piping nozzle) and cousin came round and, starting with a massive pile of biscuits (twice the recipe given here), we covered them in as much icing as humanly possible.
We iced the biscuits using royal icing, made with two egg whites and enough icing sugar sieved in to make a mixture stiff enough for piping lines and dots.
We also used some fondant, rolled out and cut using the same cutters as the biscuit.
I did these dots. Aren’t they neat?
The rocket’s mine too.
My cousin got creative with some icing pens.
And the pinhole setting on the camera.
My aunt produced this.
and this (the red and white teapot too; she knows what she’s doing).
My husband managed this.
Now I have to eat all of these.