They are made out of Leda Arrowroot Biscuits. These biscuits are absolutely lovely, and a MUST HAVE in the pantry for anyone who needs a diet free from gluten, dairy, wheat (obviously) and egg. They are vegan, too. They are a similar shape to the traditional Arnotts Milk Arrowroot biscuit, but they taste so much better. They have a heavy hit of vanilla, a bit more sugar and are a little bit shorter (like shortbread) than the regular ones. You can use these biscuits in so many things: cheesecake bases, slice bases, truffles, etc, and if you have children, you can make those face biscuits!! We have even iced them as little Easter eggs to take to school.
On this occasion I just made a simple batch of buttercream and tinted it in a teal blue theme. I had two different greens for the leaves, which meant each of the girls could do a set of leaves, and I did the rose. The two greens were in disposable piping bags with leaf tips, and I was using a medium star nozzle for the rose.
In the darker green, two leaves were piped from the centre to the edges, sort of on the diagonal.
Our eldest like to practice to get them just right.
In the lighter green, pipe two more leaves from the centre in the opposite diagonal.
And then in the teal, pipe a swirl in the centre of the leaves by starting with your tip in the middle and working your way to the outside and smooth off. And there you go! And you can see some free play with icing "experiments" in the background. Who doesn't love to play with a piping bag?
Being a sweet biscuit to start with, the icing made it even more sweeter, but for a special occasion that's OK. They are best served with a lovely cup of tea, or glass of milk.
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