Book: ‘Shakespeare in Elizabethan Costume’

Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Orange, cardamom & vanilla Decoration: Royal icing base. Some designs painted onto royal icing using food colouring gels and vodka, others piped in royal icing. Context: Each biscuit is inspired by a costume, portrait, or place featuring in my book, Shakespeare in Elizabethan Costume: ‘Period Dress’ in Twenty-First-Century Performance (published by Bloomsbury on 16 June…

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Jane Austen’s House: December

Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Gingerbread Decoration: Royal icing base. All designs painted by hand using gel food colourings and vodka. Context: This biscuit set has two sources of inspiration: the ‘Six Winters’ exhibition currently on display at Jane Austen’s House, and the material culture of Jane Austen’s lifetime. The design of the first biscuit (top left) is based on the printed…

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‘Emma’ (2020)

Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Orange, cardamom, and vanilla Decoration: Royal icing base. Some designs were painted by hand with gel food colourings and vodka, others featured hand-piped royal icing details. Context: Inspired by Alexandra Byrne’s costume design for the 2020 film adaptation of Emma, directed by Autumn de Wilde. Some of the costumes represented above are reproductions of…

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‘Twelfth Night’, Shakespeare’s Globe (2012)

Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Vanilla Decoration: Royal icing base. Portrait biscuit painted by hand with gel food colourings and vodka, all other designs created with hand-piped royal icing. Context: Inspired by Jenny Tiramani’s ‘original practices’ costume design for Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe (2012–13).

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Game of Thrones

Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Orange, cardamom, and vanilla Decoration: Royal icing base. Designs piped in royal icing, etched into the icing surface, and/or painted by hand with gel food colourings, edible lustres, and vodka. Context: Inspired by the clothing, armour, furniture, and architecture of King’s Landing (Game of Thrones, Season 1). Costume design by Michele Clapton, production design by Gemma…

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