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5 fab ways to use cookies this wedding season


5 fab ways to use biscuits in your wedding by nila holden

So you’re getting married..! Congratulations. What an exciting time for you…!

You’ve probably been scouring pinterest for lots of swoon worthy wedding decor, finishing touches and ways to personalise your big day. After all, it should be a reflection of you and your other half-to-be, full of personality and all the things that are great about you as a couple.

Here at Nila Holden bakery we make beautiful iced biscuits for life’s special occasions and we’ve got lots of biscuits to add that special touch to your wedding day. We’ve pulled together a quick list below of ways that real life brides – some of our many happy customers have used biscuits in their wedding day.

They’re engaged…!

He asked and she said yes! You couldn’t be happier for them, they make such a lovely couple (and you secretly can’t believe he waited this long to pop the question). Lots of excitement all round for the pending nuptials.

You’d like to send a small gift along with a note to wish the newly engaged couple well and help to mark the occasion. This Bride & Groom gift set is lovely, you can add their monogram for that personal touch. Also perfect as a wedding gift for the couple that already has everything. Or for those occasions when you’re just too slow off the mark and all the good stuff from the gift list has already been taken.

Will you be my bridesmaid..?

Why not use biscuits to pop the big question? No, not THAT question! THAT question has already been asked hence why you’re on a knifes edge, frantically pulling together spreadsheets of expenses and a to do list as long as your arm and turning into a bridezilla. (Remember – breathe!)

Of course, I mean asking your bestie, BFF and best mates if they’ll be your bridesmaid. There are so many ways you can pop the big question. How about with these pretty biscuits – customised with a name for that extra special touch. How could any friend say no when asked in such a sweet way? Guaranteed to get your bridesmaids agreeing to wear those soft lilac empire line dress you’ve got eye on for them.


One of our customers ordered our personalised unicorn biscuits to include in her bridesmaid treat boxes. Don’t they look amazing?

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Hen party gifts

So you’ve booked the weekend in Marbs and you’ve sworn off the carbs. You’re all dressing up before you hit the town. To say thank you to your best mates for joining you as you celebrate and being total good sports and wearing those hideous scratchy fancy dress outfits in 30° heat, why not get some lovely personalised biscuits? With a name or some other memorable words stamped. Maybe include them in some goodie bags? Here are some pics from the a recent customer. How much would I love to see the photos from this hen weekend!!???  *butler* *foam*

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Wedding favours

One of the most popular ways to use biscuits in your wedding is have biscuit wedding favours. Iced biscuits are perfect as they can be customised to fit your theme. Different colours of icing or how about taking a design detail or accent from your wedding stationery for example and adding this to the design of your biscuits?

One of our most popular wedding favour biscuits are these personalised biscuits that double up as place cards and favours as each one is hand stamped with a guest’s name. How brilliant is that? No need to get separate place cards printed.

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These monogram wedding favours are our next bestseller. Adding a monogram detail to your wedding stationery or favours is such a lovely & classic way to add a personal touch to your wedding. There’s something so romantic about seeing your initials entwined and side by side.


Treats for the little ones

I designed these love heart cookie pop favours for my own wedding a few years back. I was worried that the kiddies would chatter all the way through our wedding ceremony and racked my brains to find a way to keep them quiet – just for 25 mins or so, in a mess free-stress-free-way.

I thought that giving them something to eat might work well but wanted to avoid sticky fingers so came up with these love heart pops – each personalised with a name. They worked an absolute treat and have gone on to be a popular product too with brides.

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So there you have it 5 ways actual real life bride’s have used biscuits in their own wedding days (including yours truly!). I hope this blog post has given you some ideas and inspiration.

If you’re a bride in the planning stage and you’re looking for ideas then do check out our pinterest boards for more ideas.

If you’re at the ordering stage then pop over to our website for biscuit wedding gifts, prices etc.

Happy wedding planning!

Nila x


Wedding Favour Cookies at Brides the Show 2014

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We had an amazing time at the Brides the Show on Saturday, the highlight being our cookie decorating workshop in the Imagination Room.

We had some super creative and talented star baker brides at the workshop learning how to bake the perfect cookie, tips & tricks on decorating followed up with the all important tasting!

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personalised wedding favour cookies at brides the show

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cookie decorating workshop at brides the show

A huge thanks to the Brides the Show team for inviting us to be involved and for all their support on the day.


If you’re interested in a spot of wedding DIY and would like to try your hand at making your own cookies, then be sure to check get our recipes, and all important tips and tricks by visiting the pages of this blog.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer for us to take care of it all for you and for your  wedding favour cookies to be made up and sent out to you then pop over to our Etsy store for further information and prices.

Happy baking!

Nila x

© Nila Holden 2014. All Rights Reserved. No part of any recipes/tutorials/tips & tricks or any of their contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent. Recipes & designs are offered for personal use only and should not be reproduced for sale or commercial purposes.

Cookie Workshop at Brides the Show, Islington 2014


We’ve learnt so much about cookies on our journey over the past few years.

The best recipes, tips and tricks for baking the perfect cookies, decorating ideas…

And there’s nothing we love more than sharing what we’ve learnt with our customers, stockist’s and friends.

 So we we’re super excited to be asked by Condé Nast UK to come along to their iconic industry event Brides the Show this weekend to speak to brides to be (and grooms!) about cookies as wedding favours and how to turn the humble shortbread biscuit into a show stopping personalised gift to wow guests on their big day!

There’s been a growing trend for DIY in weddings over the last few years with couples keen to put a really personal touch into their weddings. And thanks to shows like Great British Bake Off as a nation we’ve developed an insatiable appetite for baking and all things cake (& cookie!). So what better way to bring these all together, under our expert tutelage!

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We’ll be at the Business Design Centre, Islington tomorrow. You can get more information by visiting the Brides the Show website for further details.

And if you can’t get along to the show but fancy donning your apron over the weekend and baking up some delicious treats, be sure to check out our other blog posts, lots of recipestutorials and all important tips & tricks to guide you in the right direction!


Happy Baking

Nila x

© Nila Holden 2014. All Rights Reserved. No part of this recipe/tutorial or any of its contents or any blog post from this blog may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent. Recipes & designs are offered for personal use only and should not be reproduced for sale or commercial purposes.

A special gift for you – just in time for Mother’s Day!


For this weekend only and just in time for Mother’s Day I’m offering 10% of all cookies in my Etsy store.

So whether you’re looking for a gift for Mum, for a special birthday or just as treat for yourself – head on over to my Etsy store now.  Be sure to enter code: MARCH10 at the checkout and this discount is yours!

Hurry, the offer is subject to availability and ends midnight Sunday 23rd March 2014.

Nila x