I’ve tried my hand at icing and cutting them into cutesy shapes but nothing really gave me that wow factor that I so deeply craved. So, this past weekend I decided to take my biscuit decorating skills to the next level by learning from the very best. Here’s why I would absolutely recommend the Kelly Jayne’s Decorated Biscuits Class to anyone looking to make simply awesome cookies.

Last year Kelly Jayne’s super amazing custom biscuits got the Joburg’s Darling nod and ever since then I’ve had some serious cookie envy! The biscuits they create are just so darn fabulous that you can’t help but want to pick their brains about how they do it. Which is why I was super excited to learn that they’ve got a whole series of classes where you can learn the tricks of the trade straight from Kelly herself (eek!) If, like me, you’ve yearned to learn the tricks to creating biscuits that are just as cute as theirs then you simply have to book a spot at one of the classes.

I went through to the biscuit class this past Saturday and at first I was little angry at myself for agreeing to drive all the way to Krugersdorp just to decorate biscuits, but once I hit the road I realised it’s quite an easy drive on a Saturday afternoon and it’s just 25 minutes from Fourways!

Once all the ladies had arrived for the class we set about beautifying our biscuits. All students get five ready-baked cookies to work with when they arrive as well as their own little station from which to create their masterpieces. The biscuit class centres around teaching avid bakers how to decorate with fondant and create their own beautiful cookies just like the ones Kelly Jayne’s makes. I was surprised at just how easy fondant is to work with, and equally delighted at the number of ways you can use it! Kelly taught us a few different techniques (including frilling, how to use cutting tools, painting on fondant and so much more) and also showed us some samples of her work so we had an idea of what we would be working towards creating.

I also loved how relaxed the class was. It’s very social and intimate (just 8 spots per class) and all the students sit around a table with Kelly. During the class you can chat to the other ladies and swop ideas on colours, shapes and designs to use on your cookies. After the class students are treated to yummy scones and muffins as well as a pot of tea.

If biscuit decorating isn’t your thing (or you get hooked after learning how to create cookie masterpieces) you can also enrol in one of their other classes where you can learn how to make princess cupcakes, chocolate roses, fondant stiletto shoes, pirate figurines and loads more. The classes range from R180 to R300 per person (price includes all the goodies you need to decorate as well as scones and tea) and are a stunning way to celebrate a birthday with your girlfriends or even a baby shower.

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