The second week of the Great British Bake Off saw the bakers tackle biscuits, baking up classic shortbread, Viennese whirls and 3D showstoppers using gingerbread. While a wedding cake is on almost every future bride and groom’s checklist, biscuits can be missed out, but they don’t need to be!
Here are six GBBO-inspired reasons to fall in love with wedding biscuits!
Be inspired by the Great British Bake Off contestants and transform traditional shortbread into elaborate treats! A heart-shaped biscuit can become cute bride and groom post-ceremony treats for newlyweds and their guests to tuck into.
We also love the idea of using beautifully iced biscuits to ask your best girls to be your bridesmaids – it’ll get your bridal party preparations off to a delicious start!
Whether you prefer intricate hand-painted details or delicate royal icing on your biscuits, you can use them to enhance your wedding theme. Add rainforest biscuits for a tropical wedding abroad, or fall for these hot air balloon cookies for a summer fete celebration! The biggest biscuit lovers might even make the humble baked good part of their wedding theme – this real couple named their tables after their favourite teatime treats!
Including wedding biscuits in your big day is also the perfect excuse not just to choose a wedding cake, but to have a complete dessert table. Guests will love tucking into the sweet goodies and, when paired with some savoury nibbles, it could save you spending lots on an evening buffet. DIY your own dessert table by asking friends and family to each bring a bake.
If you’re tying the knot at Christmas, you might be tempted by an elaborate gingerbread masterpiece in place of the traditional fondant covered cake – last night’s GBBO saw bakers offering up everything from a gingerbread pub complete with sticky ginger carpet to a bride and groom outside their gingerbread church.
For other tastes and times of year, opt for a macaron tower instead! These French biscuits can be coloured and flavoured however you wish and look incredible displayed together in a tier. Even better, they’re lovely and light so you can fit them in after a decadent wedding breakfast!
Forget worrying about spending a lot on favours that will be left unused on tables at the end of the night and give your guests favour cookies and biscuits instead! Have them designed and decorated to suit your wedding colours – just make sure you get a pretty photo of them before they’re all devoured (they will be!). Tempted to try it yourself? Then you need to see this step-by-step loveheart cookie favours tutorial!