Iced Biscuits

Shabby Chic Union Jack Biscuits

Shabby Chic Cookies Union Jack

I’ve always been a fan of the shabby chic look, and it’s just everywhere in the UK in the summer!

So this is my version, biscuits of course!

The beauty of this is you can use any colours you like! And here’s how I did it:

1. Mark the sections with a food safe pen (if your green runs out half way through, use a red one!) It doesn’t have to be perfect:

2. Fill in section by section, the first one I did was the blue with wet-on-wet white dots:

3. Pink cross:

4. While still wet (be quick!) using Sugarbelle’s technique, add some flowers in a slightly darker shade and add the pink lines in between the blue sections:

5. WAIT! I cannot stress this enough! Wait for the above to dry completely (12 hours +) and then add the white. Otherwise you could end up with bleeding colours into the white.


It’s not exactly smooth and my white icing could’ve been a little thinner but its the ‘quilty’ fabric look I was going for here…honest! 😉

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  • Lisa Crunkhorn

    Wow Shel, these are amazing. Soooo pretty. I love that you've used pink instead of red, gives them that shabby chic touch without actually being shabby – far from it!

    I have problems with bleed when I do detailed cookies. Especially when I'm trying to do the wet on wet. For example, the blue parts with the white dots; they're supposed to be wet on wet, but the colours bleed when I try, for some reason. I thought it might've been our humid air over here, but you don't seem to be having that problem. That's going to bug me know!

    Pinning these! Gorgeous.

    Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    19th July 2014 at 9:13 pm
  • shel young

    Thanks Lisa 🙂 Happy with how they turned out!

    I struggle with bleeding too sometimes, and the weather definitely plays a part! My secret weapon is my dehydrator!! It really does help!! Obviously if you don't want to shell out for one, a lot of people reckon placing a fan in front of them while they're drying works just as well 🙂 and with both you get less bleeding and you get a shiny icing instead a matt finish!

    Not sure if you follow Lisa the Bearfoot Baker at all but she wrote a post about it a while back, which might help you 😀

    Thanks for pinning too!

    20th July 2014 at 7:48 am
  • Marie bloominghomestead

    Oh wow, these are amazing. I love all the detail work, these would be perfect for a party and you make it look so easy. I don't knit…I wish I did! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Collection Link Party, we hope to see you again this friday!

    24th July 2014 at 3:50 pm
  • shel young

    Thank so much Marie 😀

    26th July 2014 at 6:58 am
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