Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy Christmas 2012 !

Just a brief note to say Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays! Although I've baked a small traditional cake for us this year, my other favourite bake is the gingerbread house and the wonderful sweet aroma it gives around the dining room. 

Grand Floridian Resort's Gingerbread House
If you happened to be in or near Walt Disney World this time of year, then make a visit to the Beach Club Resort to see the gingerbread carousel there and at the Grand Floridian Resort; their gingerbread house puts my little house to shame. Plus it smells fantastic too, one of my favourite sweet holiday memories ! 

WDW Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel

You'll find lots of gingerbread inspiration on the TV and net with more grand designs. My other favourites have been the gingerbread Colosseum baked by John Thwaite and James Morton's Gingerbread Barn in the Great British Bake Off.  Fabulous as they are they haven't got the sweeties stuck on the outside which is sort of essential in this household. However, I am now going to eat my gingerbread hat  and say I love this Gingerbread TARDIS. LiveJournal users therru and pnr created this gingerbread design and you can even follow the link to find the recipe and detailed instructions for building your own. Anyway, perhaps the jelly babies were inside ?

"I left my jelly babies in the TARDIS.... They're a delicacy I discovered on Earth."