My love for all things gingerbread

Evening all

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 Hummingbirdย 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 Veganomiconย :

Look at the cute case from Paperchase too:

They have little snowmen and gingerbread men and things like that ๐Ÿ™‚

Plus it now smells totally amazing at home- I love gingerbread so much ๐Ÿ™‚

And to make myself even more festive I have been wrapping presents for the blogger secret santa!

So exciting!!

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 drinkย alcoholย 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!).

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13 thoughts on “My love for all things gingerbread”

  1. Wow all that gingerbread just looks so lovely! Well done you! I spent the whole of last night baking mini cinnamon rolls for a Christmas Quiz tonight and I would literally be just fine if I never had to bake anything ever again… stress!

    A secret present room sounds like such a good idea! Genius!

    I’m excited for the blogger secret santa! I had mine all wrapped up and posted yesterday! So Christmassy!

  2. My love for gingerbread knows no limits!

    Everything you’ve made looks just amazing.

    I wish I could find that gingerbread porridge everyone’s been raving about – Waitrose are always sold out of it!


  3. Wow, all your baking looks fantastic – you’re so good making all that stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the little icing gingerbread men!

    I got my secret santa presents wrapped yesterday too, makes Christmas exciting slightly earlier! ๐Ÿ˜€

    &, not surprisingly, I’m always drawn to the cake stalls at any fayre! Izzy’s school’s last year Christmas Fayre were selling mini Christmas cakes which were cute. Her fayre’s not til next week though so will see what is there this year!

    Oh and thanks for the advent calendar link – noticed Izzy’s teacher had it up on the whiteboard when I dropped her off at school this morning…now I understand what she was talking about yesterday!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments!
    Nicole the lovely Laura (keeping healthy and stylish) organised it- UK bloggers signed up and then have been allocated another UK blogger to buy a gift for ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lauren a gingerbread advent calendar sounds amazing- pictures!!!!!
    Lucy I think a lot of schools use the website but it is so good ๐Ÿ™‚ I would have loved to make mini Christmas cakes but they say no nuts so I did not, as I don’t think they are as nice without ground almonds/ marzipan.

  5. That all looks fantastic – and looks like it’ll taste fantastic too! Plus, I’m jealous of how your house must have been smelling the last couple of days ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love that online Advent calendar too and I bet it’s great to do with the kids, they must be so excited!

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