Jane Austen’s House: October

Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Orange, cardamom, and vanilla

Decoration: Royal icing base. Portraits painted by hand using gel food colourings and vodka.

Context: Inspired by two portraits of Jane Austen:

The turquoise, gold, and pearl frame on the Cassandra-inspired biscuit is inspired by the design of a bracelet in the Jane Austen’s House collection, believed to have belonged to Jane. I used a pattern featuring on the £10 note as inspiration for the frame surrounding the beautified biscuit portrait.

These biscuits were created as part of the Jane Austen’s House Creatives in Residence programme.