This January, I made one thousand biscuits for Farrow and Ball (for those who don’t know, they are a paint and wallpaper company). This was our biggest order so far. I was quite nervous about making them all in the time and to keep up with my plan. I organised a little regime as I had to fit them in around christmas.
To start with, I was quite slow but once I got the hang of it, the decorating went very smoothly. The design I was doing was one from their brand new wallpaper collection, called Ocelot.
We got samples of wallpaper from the company for us to make the colours as similar as possible. That part was actually quite hard as the colours of the paper change with the type of lighting you are viewing it under. In natural light, it looked almost grey but in artificial light, it was more of a pinky brown. It was quite a challenge and I learned a lot from the process.
The biscuits were actually to be used as gifts at some of their launch parties, where people are invited to discover the new designs.
As they are an international company, we saw our biscuits pop up on twitter from New York and Toronto! It was a lovely thing to see our biscuits travel all round the world.
I’m now really looking forward to have another similar order, it’s so exiting, even if I had to make the same biscuit over and over again.