Author(s): Joanna Farrow
Whether you want to make the perfect birthday party platter, need a fun rainy day activity to do with your kids, or fancy whipping up a unique and tasty gift for grandma, what better way than with a batch of freshly-baked gingerbread as you've never seen it before? Step-by-step instructions show you how to dress up your gingerbread as a whole host of colourful characters, from pirates and princesses to monsters and superheroes. What's more, a selection of seasonal favourites lets you spice up your Christmas, Halloween and Easter. With a foolproof gingerbread recipe, gingerbread characters for both boys and girls and tips on decorating techniques, this is a fun, creative way of keeping the kids entertained and the biscuit tin stocked.
Fun designs on every page mean this is as much about playtime as it is about baking. Features easy-to-follow decorating instructions with matching photographs of each creation. Recipes would also be perfect for a children's party spread with a difference, or as a party play activity. Seasonal gingerbread designs provide year-round baking inspiration.
Home economist and food writer Joanna Farrow has contributed to numerous food magazines including BBC Good Food Magazine, and has written a diverse range of cookery books, including Ready Steady Cook for Kids, Cake, and Kinky Cupcakes.
Over 50 dress-up ideas for your gingerbread, including: Mermaid + Pirate; Ladybird + Bumblebee; Spaceboy + Alien Girl; Lion + Witch; Princess + Monster ; Doctor + Nurse ; Footballer + Ballerina ; Baseballer + Cheerleader; Fireman + Cat ; Cowboy + Indian Girl ; Father Christmas + Elf ; Chef + Waitress ; Superhero Boy + Superhero Girl ; Teddy Bear + Baby Doll ; Dinosaur + Explorer ; Eskimo + Penguin ; Male Popstar + Female Popstar ; Magician + Ghost ; Easter Bunny + Flower Girl ; Bride + Groom ; Surfer + Hula Dancer ; Deep Sea Diver + Shark ; Karate man + Ice Skater ; Cow + Sheep ; Robber + Cat Burglar ;