A wonderland of houses, creative constructions and cookies
Gingerbread is a delightful festive presentation of 38 projects, gingerbread recipes and templates for creating beautiful centrepieces.
The fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’, in which the children discover a house made entirely of gingerbread, sweets and cake, inspired the trend for making beautiful constructions based on this sweet confection. Today, we associate gingerbread with Christmas, but there are many other times of year when it makes a fabulous decorative treat. This lovely collection of projects features a wide range of gingerbread delights.
The practical ideas and inspirations include how to make stamped or cut-out gingerbread shapes to be strung up as garlands or used to create a woodland wonderland scene. There are three-dimensional gingerbreads, such as layered trees, a Christmas Eve fireplace, and a festive Santa sleigh. There are, of course, all kinds of gingerbread houses, from grand chalets and a castle to sweet-festooned cottages and rustic log cabins. The last chapter contains gingery biscuits, cupcakes, traybakes and a large ginger bundt.
Clear step-by-step instructions and pictures, templates, and fool-proof basic gingerbread recipes (golden, dark and lebkuchen, as well as vegan and gluten-free) are given to support the novice cook. Along with at-a-glance cook’s measurement charts, these all help to ensure gingerbread success.
Kids get fidgety in the lead-up to Christmas. This book is filled with opportunities for them to make and decorate and show off their creations. They might not be perfect, but this book could start new family traditions, and every year would offer different buildings and more memories. A great value book in so many ways.
Author: Heather Whinney
Published by: Lorenz Books