Brilliant Biscuits – Fun-to-decorate biscuits for all occasions

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Brilliant Biscuits
Fun-to-decorate biscuits for all occasions
By Pamela Giles
Right Way/Constable & Robinson – £8.99

Clearly and concisely written, this book is extremely user friendly, which accounts for it being relatively easy to follow, understand and enjoy.

In fact, Brilliant Biscuits – Fun-to-decorate biscuits for all occasions is set out in an inviting fashion and contains a menagerie of the most helpful tips and guides. The first and most important of which is an essential store cupboard/equipment list that draws on the past baking and decorating experience(s) of authoress Pamela Giles. As a result of its inclusion at the beginning of the book, it does much to instil the reader with a certain amount of confidence (as well as ideas) with which to investigate further. Although how many of us could be as equally artistic with their culinary designs as Giles, is, suffice to say, an altogether different matter.

That many of the book’s inspirational photos will have many of us scurrying off to the shops to stock up on edible glitter, fancy cutters and a rainbow of food colouring pastes and cocktail sticks, should come as no surprise – not that I’m a particularly dab hand in the oven department mind!

From simple heart shaped polka dot designs to elaborately decorated animals and Easter egg collections – this quaint book really does have something for everyone who fancies a turn at biscuit decorating.

David Marx

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