DIY

Nikki McWilliams Punch Needle Cat Cushion

Punch Needle Kitties with Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

You guys- I was on TV! I’ve been sworn to secrecy since filming back in Autumn, but now that the cat (cushion) is literally out of the bag; I wanted to share a wee bit about the Punch Needle project that I demo’d on the Thursday the 13th’s Pet Gift Episode of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. I absolutely love me a…

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Autumn Breakfasts – Carrot Cake Porridge

Autumn Breakfasts – Carrot Cake Porridge

I’m one of those people that rotates around the same three breakfasts at all times. In the summer time I’m all about variations of greek yoghurt or toast; but when the seasons start to turn chilly there’s nothing quite like a hot brekkie to set me up for the day. After meeting Becka Griffin at the Etsy Educators day last…

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Capturing Memories with Mixbook

If you’re anything like me- flipping through a tattered shoe box of old photographs is one of life’s simple pleasures. Nowadays- almost everyone carries a super-high quality camera around with them in their pocket (in the form of a smartphone) with most of our personal photography being shared amongst friends on social media. And don’t get me wrong- I’m a big…

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How to Make Burger Shortbread Cookies

There’s seems to be a special day for mostly everything now (yesterday it was #worldplantmilkday) and tomorrow we’ll be celebrating National Burger Day in our own fun way: DIY Burger Shortbread Cookies! I’ve adapted my trusty Stork Shortbread recipe to make these- they take about 1.5 hours to prep, bake and put together so they’re a fairly quick and super fun…

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Biscuit Crafts – Oreo Christmas Pudding DIY

Remember a few years ago, I whipped up a batch of Tunnocks Teacake Christmas puds as an homage to one of our favourite cushion designs? They were such a hit (I think they’re actually my post pinned image on Pinterest, EVER) I’ve decided to try a little variation for 2016. What do you think of my little Oreo cookie Christmas Puddings?…

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The only pumpkin cake recipe you'll ever need

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cake

I made this cake in my vlog this week. We had a few pumpkins left over from Halloween so I decided to put them to good use! This cake is super quick to make, and full of the warming autumnal flavours that we all crave during this time of year. Enjoy! Recipe: 4.5 oz Self Raising Flour 4 oz Caster…

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Biscuit Porridge Bowls for a camping adventure!

Biscuit Porridge Bowls for a camping adventure!

Scotland is one of the only places where wild camping (that’s pitching your tent outwith an organised campsite) is allowed. We took a trip to the east coast with some friends earlier on in the year, and got bitten hard by the camping bug (legend has it that there’s no midgies on the east…so there was no danger of any…

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Purple Pansy to Coastal Mist Ombre Shed. Using Cuprinol Garden Shades

Parma Violet Ombre Dream Shed DIY

If you follow my instagram (and instagram stories now, too!) you’ll have seen a preview snap of my ombre dream shed. You’ll also know that I’m pretty partial to a spot of DIY. I have a fairly endless list of things that I’d like to make and do for our home and there’s been a lovely response to the projects…

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Recipe: Nikki’s Unicorn Shortbread

I baked these magical little biscuits for a friend visiting last week. They’re super easy to make and quick enough to pop in the oven an hour before your pals knock the door. I made the dough the night before- which took me about 15 minutes- and then popped it in the fridge ready to freshly bake in the morning….

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Custard Cream Biscuit Freakshake by Nikki McWilliams

Biscuit Freakshakes

Inspired by Australian cafe, Pâtissez‘s totally awesome and rather monstrous milkshakes (quite aptly nicknamed, “Freakshakes” which we’ll be calling them from now) we had a go at making our own. There’s nothing we like more than getting creative with our favourite biscuits- especially when the results are edible! We invented 3 varieties- the first (pictured above and below) is our Custard…

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DIY Kinder Slices

DIY Kinder Slices

We’re starting to wind down after a busy festive season here at Biscuit HQ- we’re still packing and posting orders (right up until December 22nd!) but I took some time out last night to bake us some treats to keep us going.  A long time ago now (I must have been a little girl!) you could buy these cake & milk…

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DIY Tunnocks Teacake Festive Wreath

DIY Tunnocks Teacake Festive Wreath

I posted an instagram of this year’s Tunnocks inspired festive DIY yesterday (last year’s Teacake Christmas Puddings are still one of my most popular pins EVER!)- and I wanted to share a few pointers on how I made my festive Tunnocks Teacake Wreath. This is the first living wreath that I’ve attempted to make- and It was much less tricky…

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