A few weeks ago I was sent some celebratory newborn baby biscuits by my good friends at the Biscuiteers. They arrived in a lovely decorated tin with one very special biscuit on the top layer bearing my boy’s name in delicate iced whirls. Underneath there were three more trays of yummy baby themed biscuits – woollen booties, rattles, babygros, building blocks, a teddy or two and a pram. For a good few weeks I daren’t touch the biscuits… they just looked too pretty to snaffle down in one fell swoop, but in the past few days – short of other snacks in the house – I have succumbed to their crisp sugary goodness. I haven’t yet tackled the very special named pram but I do baulk at preserving it as one other Biscuiteers fan has done. Given my hoarding tendencies I’ll be saving enough baby paraphernalia as it is!
Cassie at Biscuiteers explained to me what brought about this New Baby biscuit range:
When the Biscuiteers began in 2007, we planned our launch collections around the big gifting occasions, and found that the birth of a new baby was one of the most important and significant reasons for people to gift. Our new baby biscuit tins ‘New Kid on the Block’, ‘Baby Girl’ and ‘Baby Boy’ are some of our most popular collections. We find people want to send something that will make the new parents smile, but also act as a keepsake for the child’s birth. In 2009 we launched personalised versions of our baby range, and often get lovely feedback from recipients who have kept the biscuits, most recently from a new Dad who varnished them to display in a photo frame! Last year we launched a new range of Baby chocolates and cakes which also offer a personalised element for the sender.
New Kid on the Block biscuit tin.
In other Biscuiteers related news: I am one of the judges for their brand new icing competition! Are you an avid biscuit icer? Then you need to be involved in The Great Biscuiteers Ice-Off! Inspired by all the photos sent in by readers of their Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits, Biscuiteers are offering three winners the chance to visit the Biscuiteers Bakery for an exclusive icing session. The best images will be uploaded onto their website gallery and entering is super easy, via everyone’s favourite social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, of course. Find out all the information you need to know here. I’ll be judging the entries alongside an esteemed panel of judges. And I really want to see some exciting illustrated biscuits that break away from iced norms!
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