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Juliet Stallwood Cakes & Biscuits-Biscuits aside 2

Biscuits aside

After a busy end to the year and the festive biscuits finished, I finally closed the bakery for Christmas and got ready for a different kind of busy, preparing the house for the arrival of family and friends. I love fresh flowers in the house, and for a time many years back, I created a cutting garden for that purpose. Unfortunately, our cat also likes fresh flowers. To eat. So it makes the whole thing rather pointless.

So, to decorate the house this Christmas, I decided to try my hand at making paper flowers. It was something I had wanted to do for a while,

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Juliet Stallwood Cakes & Biscuits-Too big to dunk 3

Too big to dunk

We came to the rescue for a client last week after they had been let down at the ‘midnight hour’  by one of our competitors. No names mentioned.

The job in itself seemed simple enough, 12 letter biscuits. They were to match the typography of the logo for a brand new TV programme soon to be released called ‘Tried &

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Juliet Stallwood Cakes & Biscuits-Robots

Robots

We do a lot of bespoke designs for iced biscuits and are forever cutting out cardboard templates to hand cut out the cookie dough shapes.
If orders were large, (there are only so many times you can cut around a template with a knife before going mad), I used to use a 3D cookie cutter maker in The Netherlands called Printmeneer.

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Juliet Stallwood Cakes & Biscuits-Frightful Jars for Halloween

Frightful Jars for Halloween

I still find it odd designing my Halloween ranges in June!
Well we got there in the end, and last week Fortnum and Mason launched their Halloween products. The three Halloween Jars that we have created for Fortnum’s this year are:

The Witch – iced vanilla biscuits in the shapes of shoes,

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