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How to decorate Union Jack biscuits

easy jubilee biscuits

I’ve been having a bit of a bake-fest lately. The Jubilee has been inspiring me in lots of ways – sewing, baking, and even a letter to the Queen! Our holiday coincides with the Jubilee weekend so I’ve been making some treats we can all enjoy to get us in the mood.

jubilee biscuits

I thought some patriotic biscuits would be nice so made biscuits using the easiest biscuit recipe from my new Biscuiteers book. The biscuits are lovely with just the right crunchy texture and taste. I made a mixture of shapes, some crowns, flags and hearts.

union flag biscuits

I decorated them using Renshaw’s Limited Edition Great British Icing Pack which contains icing in royal red, blue and white. I’ve used Renshaw’s icing packs before and they are easy to roll and use and taste good, not too sweet. I tried making union jacks on my biscuits which was tricky with my fat fingers but I love the overall effect.

red white blue biscuits

Then I made simpler red, white and blue biscuits on my crowns and hearts. I also made a battenberg which I was going to cover with an iced Union Jack finish but chickened out – making the battenberg had been time consuming enough!

For further baking inspiration and a full range of Great British themed recipes visit

Renshaw’s Great British Icing Pack is available now from Asda, Morrisons, Lakeland and Hobbycraft priced at £2.99 (includes 4 x 200g packs – one red, one white and two blue). We were sent a free sample for the purpose of review.


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    The String Empire
    May 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Heh. Cute

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    Bod for tea
    May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Wow these look great!

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      May 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Thanks! Glad I photographed them before the toddler took them off to his water table to play with!

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    June 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Lovely and yumsville too I bet

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      June 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      They were quite nice (even if I do say so myself!)

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