Last week something rather exciting happened - I took the little ones to Notting Hill to visit Biscuiteers. They were hosting a Mr Men & Little Miss biscuit decorating class for children, which included story telling.
We we greeted by friendly staff who offered to help store the buggy for me, and also offered the children a drink of squash, and myself a cup of tea. We then went downstairs to the Icing Café. The children were each given 3 biscuits to decorate. There was a large selection of Mr Men & Little Miss shaped biscuits to choose from, with just their black outline detailed, leaving the children to create little works of art.
The creations were wonderful. The concentration on their little faces immense. I'm a true believer of letting children experiment and letting their creativity flair. I stepped back and let them get to work. What would be the point in taking home a biscuit that I had decorated? Having said that I was very excited and really did want to join in, I will however return without the children so I can concentrate on my own designs and maybe a glass of bubbles.
After we'd decorated our biscuits they were whisked away and popped in the drier. We then went upstairs where the children could have their face painted with a Mr Men or Little Miss character. This went down very well. There was also a large selection of Roger Hargreaves books to read - and the children really enjoyed being read to and holding the toys. I remember reading them when I was younger, they're the perfect size to pop in a handbag and really grasp the children's attention too. I found this history of Mr Men & Little Misses quite interesting. The staff at the boutique are great with the children, very friendly and attentive. We all thoroughly enjoyed our first Biscuiteers experience which costs £15 per child - thank you.
There are lots of beautifully designed biscuits both in frames in the icing cafe and also for sale upstairs in the shop. I just couldn't resist a car for the Boy and a cupcake for myself.
Well what else would I go for?
The Biscuiteers started as an online business in 2007, opening the boutique and Icing Cafe in 2012. I love their mission statement - 'why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead?' I always think it's nice to receive something a little bit different plus the biscuits come in a beautiful tin too. You can also find Biscuiteers biscuits housed in their joyful tins in Selfridges, Harrods & Fortnum & Mason too.
I don't think it's a secret but if it was I'd be letting you into a little secret.. The Biscuiteers might just be heading to Northcote Road, Clapham/Battersea. I can't think of a better location myself, and very much look forward to November to see the second Biscuiteers open.
As I have previously mentioned the staff were very friendly and brilliant with the children. Even before we arrived, when I was inquiring and then booking the classes I received quick and friendly email responses, plus replies on Twitter. It's great to see a company that really prides itself on such great customer service - thank you!
And thank you for reading.