I have been busy on a few baking projects over the last few days. On Saturday it is the Christmas Fayre at school and the PTA had a plea for baked goods to sell. It is a shame I have been so busy with work otherwise I would have made more (I would have loved a day off just to bake for it!), but I am pleased with what I managed to make. We were not allowed to have nuts in them, (so no mini Christmas cakes or anything) so I went for a gingerbread theme.
Yesterday I made some gingerbread cookies.
Little gingerbread men:
And some hearts and stars:
I got some writing icing from Sainsbury’s and had fun drawing on them, but the thing is it is quite sticky- a bit worried it is all going to peel off as I have currently wrapped them in clingfilm.
Today I made some gingerbread cupcakes from the new Hummingbird book.
Then I used my new sugarflair colours to make coloured icing and cut out little gingerbread men;
Which went on top of the cakes alongside the fudge icing from Veganomicon :
Look at the cute case from Paperchase too:
They have little snowmen and gingerbread men and things like that 🙂
Plus it now smells totally amazing at home- I love gingerbread so much 🙂
And to make myself even more festive I have been wrapping presents for the blogger secret santa!
Oh, and anyone with children (or a class) might like this website for an online advent calendar. We look at it each day in class and it is fab- you find out about traditions in a different country every day.
What is your favourite thing to do/ buy at a Christmas fayre? The bottle raffle is always so popular but as I don’t drink alcohol it always seems a waste to buy a ticket. They have a secret present room where children can buy and wrap presents for their parents which I just love (although of course I do not buy things from it!).