Georgia Chiarella is the face behind the artistically made edible biscuits that show celebrities, historical figures and animals on the sweet treats.
Her innovative business, The Confectionist, was born two years ago and has successfully captured the public’s attention with the amount of social media and positive engagement. Some of the most famous faces she has painted have been Anna Polyviou, Miguel Maestro, Peter Hitchener, Frida Kahlo, Costa Georgiadis and Katherine Sabbath. Georgia has also created a range of bright, original celebration biscuits in quirky collectible tins.
Australian Cake Decorating Network awarded her Cookie Artist of the Year in 2019. By combining her innovative digital printing and icing techniques with her signature skill and love of vibrant colour, she creates biscuits of bright florals, cats, dogs and the likes of edible make-up kits. Georgia’s lifelong dream was to create a business such as The Confectionist whose operation is based in Melbourne’s West. She began making cakes and biscuits as a teen combining her talent for drawing and art to create delectable delights.
Georgia honed her craft while travelling throughout Europe, learning new baking and decorating techniques and absorbed the cultures. She opened The Confectionist, bringing her flair and gift for design to every aspect of the business, from the products range, biscuit tin designs, the packaging, and the branding to create an overall gifting experience. The range includes quirky gift tins, footy biscuits and elegant tins full of iced treats where customers can order bespoke biscuits as well.
“It’s so exciting to be able to produce a biscuit that matches a client’s imagination. Our most creative biscuit to date would have to be the ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ set. The pasta, the garlic bread, the plate, and even the cutlery was all created into biscuit form! No shape’s too intricate or odd: every idea is creative, and we think we can make a show-stopping biscuit for every occasion,” she said.
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