Heart token biscuits
Online Activity | Heart Token Biscuits

Online Activity | Heart Token Biscuits

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
26 Aug 2020 — 28 Feb 2021
  • Family
Bake and create in this fun family activity.

Babies left in the care of the Foundling Hospital were often accompanied with a token, to be used as an identifier should the parents return to claim the baby later on. Many of these are on display here at the Museum. Inspired by the heart-shaped tokens in our Collection, this activity by Rowena Kinghorn teaches you how to make decorative heart-shaped biscuits to eat or give as gifts. Watch the video below then get baking!

You will need:

  • Butter
  • Caster sugar
  • Flour
  • Citrus extract
  • Egg
  • Icing sugar
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Icing pens
  • Edible glitter
  • Garden twine
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sieve
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Knife


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