How to Make Floral Easter Egg Biscuits
These classy floral biscuits would look delightful amongst any Easter spread, and are very simple to recreate using Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing in White », Rainbow Dust ProGels » in various colours, and a set of Decorating Brushes ». It’s easy to paint onto icing using food colouring – give it a go!
Jam (boiled and cooled)
Spoon or Palette Knife »
Icing sugar shaker
Water (boiled and cooled)
Paint Palette » or plate
Baking the Biscuits
1. Pin out the dough on a clean surface lightly dusted with flour to approximately 4mm. Cut out as many egg shapes as required using the cutter.
2. Place the shapes on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Clean utensils and work surface.
4. Once cooled, brush over the top of the biscuits with a thin layer of apricot jam.
Decorating the Biscuits
1. On a clean, dry surface knead the Ready to Roll icing until pliable. Dust the surface with icing sugar and pin out the icing. Cut out the shapes using the same cookie cutter and cover the top of the biscuits. Allow the Icing to firm over.
2. Put a tiny amount of each colour ProGel into a paint palette or plate. Loosen the consistency with water (or alcohol) to create a liquid food colour. Use the No.2 paint brush to create the design as seen in the picture. To change colour, clean of the brush by swilling in the water and dry off the brush on some kitchen paper. Refresh the water regularly. Allow this stage to dry before moving to step 4.
3. Next add a tiny amount of each ProGel to the paint palette or plate. Loosen the consistency slightly so it is easier to paint but still retains its deeper colour. With a fine brush add details to the flowers and add the stems to the foliage.
4. Use both consistency of paints to add shading and finishing touches. Add filler flowers where there are any spaces with a mix of yellow and green dots.
5. Allow the food colour to dry slightly before eating.
Top tip! Using alcohol to dilute the food colour enables the paint to dry quicker and minimize the effect the moisture has on the surface of the sugarpaste. However boiled and cooled water can still be used but will take longer to dry.