We do love an adventure - you may have noticed, and so when we got the chance to go to Notting Hill recently we took the opportunity to visit Biscuiteers, the biscuit boutique and Icing Cafe. This lovely little place is just off Portabello Road, pretty much opposite an Oliver Bonas and so for us, it was the perfect place to have a cuppa and a biscuit of course!
Aside from the gorgeous illustrated exterior when you walk into the shop there is a large array of biscuits and cake themed goodies. It was a mission just to decide what to look at first!
They have a beautiful display of treats to buy, from Biscuit tins to sweets to Iced Gingerbread men and of course they have a huge collection of their signature decorated themed biscuits in tins, from 'Paris' through to 'Gardening', something for everyone. If you can't make it down to the cafe you won't miss out, you can buy them online and get them sent direct, wouldn't they make a great gift! We loved (and bought) The gingerbread men or 'Jolly Gingers' as they are known, iced in characters from Batman to a fireman, they make a brilliant treat for anyone, young or old. They come in the cutest presentation box, illustrated just like the shop front.
At the back of the shop there is a little seating area where you can have a sit down with a cuppa and a biscuit (or cake) from the selection in the old haberdashery display cabinet. It's a nice cosy area that is more of a quick stop-off than a sitting down for the afternoon kind of place. Although we did stay for a while! Our friend Becky works at the shop and so it was a great chance to sit and have a catch-up with her over a lovely cup of tea.
Down stairs is the Icing cafe where you can book in for their Icing classes or just drop-in and ice 3 biscuits for a mere £15. It's just a case of getting them home before eating them, so you can show off you skills to your friends... But that's what Instagram is for, right?!!
You can also buy lots of icing supplies, so if you catch the biscuit bug you can carry on at home.
How amazing is this giant biscuit iced to look like the store! Becky told us it was made for a window display which included iced biscuits of all the shops on the street, I wonder who got to eat the rest?
Going back to our lovely friend Becky who works for the Biscuiteers, she has just done this little tutorial on You Tube for Icing your own biscuits this Valentines Day, so cool. She has such a steady hand and makes it look so easy, I'm not sure ours would look that good! We can't wait to go back and have a try ourselves.
H & Sammy