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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Gingerbread village and other gingerbread
These days they seem to focus on a book rather than a theme, which means they are selling a commodity rather than celebrating Christmas. This year the book is Gingerbread Friends. The displays were fun but the reading of each page of the book at each window really slowed the crowd down as the queue snaked along past the windows.
Gingerbread Village at the Melbourne Town Hall. It was both amazing and slightly disappointing. Amazing because of all the detail, especially in Melbourne icons that I recognised. Slightly disappointing because it was so much smaller than I had expected. (What was I thinking! The amount of work for the display was incredible!)
foodie gifts, I decided to make my favourite gingerbread recipe. Sylvia had fun with the sprinkles and I tried out a new silicone icing bag. We are packaging some stars in the gingrebread gift boxes (top photo) and other individual ones into cellophane bags.
So after all this gingerbread, I am hoping that I might make my own gingerbread house this year. However it depends on the weather and my energy levels. I hadn't planned on being poorly this week and having the temperature soar to 40 C on the day I planned to bake. I am still hoping I might mange it. Stay tuned....