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How To Create a Knitted Christmas Jumper Effect

Decoration

We love a bit of festive knitwear, but we love an edible Christmas Jumper biscuit even more. The garish the better. Why not make your jumper cookies look even more realistic by creating a knitted effect. These quick decorating hacks will show you how.  

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Begin by cutting a jumper shape out of sugapaste icing, either using a cutter or freehand using a template. Secure this on to your biscuit by brushing the back of the sugar paste with apricot jam. 

  2. Step 2:

    Using a sharp knife score vertical lines across the jumper shape.

  3. Step 3:

    Using the tip of your knife score small diagonal lines either side of the vertical lines (in opposite directions) this will give the knitted "stitch" pattern.

  4. Step 4:

    Repeat this process until the whole of the jumper is covered in this pattern. You can then decorate with your Christmas design. 

  5. Step 5:

    Alternatively, break off small pieces of fondant and roll into thin sausages, pinching them together at the top.

  6. Step 6:

    Twist the two pieces of sugar paste together until it forms a swirl effect.

  7. Step 7:

    Stick each strand of sugar paste to your biscuit, side by side to create a 3D knitted effect. 

  8. Step 8:

    Repeat the process and add sleeves to your jumper design.