Earlier this week I realised that I had never before made a gingerbread house. This is surprising as I love the sweet yet spicy gingerbread taste and also I am shocked that I have previously not bounced at the opportunity to get creative! The latter I decided to take to the next step by creating not a gingerbread house, but a gingerbread farm (more in keeping with the food tour and my love of farmyard animals).

I asked my friends Charlie and Izzy to accompany me in my quest to help out and to provide ‘festive ambiance’. They turned up on my doorstep one cold winters night dressed in Christmas jumpers and bearing gifts of cake decorations and piping utensils galore!

Izzy took charge of baking and I focused on creating animals and decorating. Charlie helped create festive cheer whilst terrorising the farm and the animals with kitchen appliances…

Festive Jumpers, Smiles and Baking
Festive Jumpers, Smiles and Baking
Izzy tends to the gingerbread whilst Charlie Terrorises her with a Wooden Spoon
Izzy tends to the gingerbread whilst Charlie Terrorises her with a Wooden Spoon
Charlie Silently Terrorising Izzy and the Gingerbread
Charlie Silently Terrorising Izzy and the Gingerbread

Despite the typical male’s best efforts to terrorise the animals at the farm (I must admit, it is rather difficult to resist temptation), no one was harmed during the process (except some of our animals were unfortunately lost in baking due to rapid expansion…).

The Finished Product Under Threat from Kitchen Utensils...
The Finished Product Under Threat from Kitchen Utensils…

A few days later some of the girls came round to do the honours in demolishing the farm along with Champagne in antique tea cups… How festive!

gingerbread and Champagne... Festive!
Gingerbead and Champagne… Festive!
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