Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Gingerbread man party at my house!

I made my first - ever - gingerbread men last night. And they cooked perfectly - apart from D not greasing the oven tray so they would come off easily (but he's learning so we'll let it go).
I'd have taken a picture but they wouldn't come off the tray in one piece, and then since I had red icing I started colouring them in like they'd been in a car wreck, a limb here, a delicious bit of frosting there...

Let me tell you through, prior to death, they looked awesome. I had struggled to fit them all onto a baking tray so to make room I'd arranged them;

  • Doing the splits
  • Legs together lent against the side of the tray
  • legs bent backwards
  • doing a cannon ball
  • diving
  • jumping (somehow this guy's legs were twice as tall as everyone else's)
  • Having a piggy-back

Then I decided that  maybe the problem was the cutter I was using - which was clearly made by the devil since as soon as you cut the fellows out, their legs and arms clung to it like some kind of torture rack, and I had to prise all their limbs out with a knife....(this might explain bullet 6)
So I scooped out my good ol' halloween cat cutter and started making the gingerfolk some pets - pets which were half their size.
They also looked good but I kept cutting their tails off to try keep them in size proportion.

As you can see the gingerfolk on the right,
 has been mauled by the large Cat on his left.


  1. Maybe he is from Ohio and was mauled my an escaped tiger...

  2. I love the gingerbread cat!

  3. I love the gingerkitty. And I don't think you should rush to judgement -- I'm sure the cat is innocent, and just happened upon the body after the guy fell off the roof or was hit by a car.

  4. Dip the cookie cutter in flour next time to prevent the torture rack effect (hopefully, however I do that and my people are always stretched, too). I love the mauling by ginger pet effect.