Two different projects for Day 4 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – Giant Gingerbread Men and Sleigh’s too – all using a fab Gingerbread Dough
Time to get cracking!
Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire
MMM! I’ll have to have a closer look. I wanted to make gingerbread man for Christmas! How great that you just happen to have a recipe!
aaaaaahhh so cute and christmassy x
I was planning on trying a gingerbread house for the first time this year, but a sleigh might be the way forward!
Oooh now this looks interesting…better than the traditional house methinks!! Xx
Gosh the work that must have gone into making that sleigh x
makes a change from a house!!!
Yep will have a go at this too!!!!
love the chocolate Santa in the sleigh – very fine indeed
Love the sleigh, although may be a little ambitious for me this year but am sure next year my grandchildren will love it !!!!
Imagine the fun using Christmassy pastry cutters with this recipe!
Love the sleigh. Think I might give it a go ready for Christmas morning when the kids get their sweets.
The sleigh is gorgeous. How would anyone dare to break into it!!
These are very cute – you have such great ideas!
Wow the gingerbread sleigh is amazing!!!!!
I’d love to give this a go!!! Always wanted to make a gingerbread house too!!
Was just thinking the other day that gingerbread men would be fun to make with my grandson, so good timing, thanks
Ooh, they look like fun, both to make and to eat. Again, the grandchildren would love them.
Where’s my pinny?!
My sister and I were just saying we should make some gingerbread and here we go
Having made your cake and chutney and now on to your gingerbread, …looks like no housework again today!!!! X
Uh oh! (If its any consolation it’s the same here!) x
The sleigh is brilliant and might have to make gingerbread as an alternative for father xmas!!
Love the sleigh!
He looks delicious!!
Never made a gingerbread house but I think I’ll just ambitiously go for a sleigh!
Don’t think I could bear to eat them! Beautiful!
Is this too complicated for me?
Not one bit Brenda! xx
sleigh is amazing n gingerbread dont last long in our house
Far to good to eat!
I love gingerbread men!
Very festive,love them!!
love the sleigh me n my 2 girls made xmas trees n snowmen gingerbread the weekend deorated thm wrapped em in lil bags and they are on the tree although i dont think they are gonna last long :/
I was actually talking to one of the guys in work yesterday about making something from gingerbread. I will have to use this recipe. Thanks!
Giant Gingerman! I’m in….
I’ll have a go at the gingerbread men,dressed as members of my family.I’ll put one at each place for Christmas dinner.
too pretty to eat
Looks too good to eat
If your gingerbread is as good as your lebkuchen, these should be delicious! Going to make these with the kids…
The sleigh looks lovely, might even give it a try
Ooh I am planning to make gingerbread sleighs filled with truffles for teacher presents this year! Perfect timing, thanks
Oooo I have a 4 year old who would love to have a go at one of those!
Oooo, I love gingerbread! Although eating the gingerbread men would add a whole extra dimension to that Christmas Dinner question ‘do you want a leg?’!
Wow, not sure I have the patience but might jusy take a try at the sleigh!
cant wait to have a go this weekend
I had a wee giggle when I saw a gingerbread sleigh – years ago I went to a Christmas craft course and one of the things we made was a fabric sleigh to fill with sweets – it involved lots of glue, sequins , frustration and an unfinished item that lay around for years. At least if this proved too challenging it is edible
The sleigh is by far my fave xmas item this year – adorable x
The sleigh is really lovely it would be such a shame to eat it,will definately be giving the gingerbread man ago though
Once again you describe it so well with the pictures that the sleigh looks easy to make!
I love the sleigh. I bet it would look even better on my lips
Come on it’s lovely weather for sleigh decorating together 😀
Gorgeous Christmas recipe!
i love the sleigh xx
Love the sleigh, so original
I think the sleigh is amamzing
Do you bite the arms, legs or head off first?! haha. Very Christmasy and looking loverly to chomp into! Nommy nom nom!
Another project to add to my now ever growing list!
i love the gingerbread man, but is he too big to bite his head off!!!!!!
That sleigh is really inspired, you are really on a roll!
i find gingermen so cuteeeeeee.x
this would make an amazing centrepiece!!
Just about to make gingerbread men and what should pop up but these great little specimens – the sleigh particularly took my fancy.
Yay – gingerbread…gorgeous!
loving the different ways of using the receipe – think I’ll try the gingerbread man first, christmas is just creeping up too quick to try the sleigh for me:-)
They look fantastic – would be a shame to eat them!
love the sleigh!
Oooooh so Christmassy! Totally gets me in the mood! Can’t wait!!
They look so pretty! I love making gingerbread houses at this time of year- the giant gingerbread cookie looks perfect as a gift too.
These are amazing! How do you do it?!
another fab recipe – can’t wait to try!
Oh he looks like he could just jump off the page and run away singing “you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!”
aww the sleigh is beautiful !! lovely post x
That sleigh is awesome!
I wish I could make gingerbread men etc they always seem to come out wrong. What a great set you have.
I am loving your 12 days of Christmas so far, it’s going to keep me busy as at the moment I’m going to have to make everything!
Wow, these look great. I may have to add gingerbread men to the Xmas hamper I’m making for my nan (along with lemon curd and the tomato chutney!)
This looks awesome, I wish i could make things like that.
These are so beautiful – you could never eat them!
Love this, you’re so creative!
wow looks lovely
They look amazing wish my icing technique was as good as yours!
They look so Christmassy!Really beautiful and delicious! Must have been a lot of hard work making those!
So inventive I love gingerbread and can wait to try this fab item thanks very much pink whisk
Wonder if I dare put them on the tree – too tempting for the kittens I think!
I just love gingerbread men. In fact I just love ginger – even have ginger oil when I am having a massage !
Love gingerbread!! The sleigh looks so pretty
I love that sleigh!
Looks too good to nom!
there be a fight over who get it mmmm i win it i hide it lol
Looks fabulous and yummy! x
That sleigh looks more comfy than my lounge furniture.
Love the sleigh idea!
I have made your gingerbread man cupcakes in the past and the mini men were a great success…think I may have to make these giant gingerbread men for the adults!!!
Gorgeous and scrummy
Why do children imitate screams as they bite the arms and legs off the gingerbread men?
I love that sleigh!!
That sleigh is simply exquisite, almost too good to eat. Note I said almost….! x
The Gingerbread man looks just like the one in Shrek!!
Wow that’s fantastic. It would be a shame to eat it!
Wow, they are great
this looks super would love a go at making one xx
Love those guys x
They look super scrummy.
I can’t believe how good these look!
This looks fantastic
We’d enjoy eating those
Too Cute Ruth ….
So gorgeous. Almost too nice too eat!
Aww he’s lovely,
That is christmas all over! Brilliant.
those look yummy
love them both – they’re brill
I’ve been planning a gingerbread church. This recipe will be perfect! Thank you.
Amazing! Too good to eat, surely?!
Was going to go with the gingerbread house this year for the first time but maybe a sleigh would be more exciting
These look great – very professional!
This would be perfect for Christmas Day – but it would break my heart when someone broke into it!
definitely gotta give these a go the sleigh is amazing
What a fun thing to try to make! x
A great opportunity to use my new found biscuit decorating skills.
I was hoping to have a try at a Gingerbread house, think Ill try the sleigh instead!
Very cute and very talented!
Love the slegh!
The sleigh looks almost too nice to eat
they look so tempting
my girls would love this x
my ginger man turned into a blob but tasted great!
I adore gingerbread! Reminds me so much of Christmas!
very inspirational. not sure which one to do first!
These are gorgeous! Especially love the sleigh!
So cute! And it is just about time to make gingerbread men because they keep so well and are so good to whip out when someone turns up for a cup of tea or mulled wine in December.
The gingerbread men look fun & cute!
What a lot of gingerbread!
Staying within my comfort zone, I have two children who will love the giant gingrbread man!
Check out that sleigh! Wow oh wow! x
Will definite have a go at the gingerbread men. My daughter.ad niece would love these!
Love Gingerbread men
Did a gingerbread house last year so I think the sleigh is the way forward this year!
those look divine!!
this looks too nom nom nomity to eat lol
These look lovely!
Thanks for the instructions on how to make the gingerbread man. I think this may just be one of the Christmas baking projects I complete with my little cousin this year, along with some peppermint snowflakes.
Love the gingerbread men and sleigh – but wouldn’t want to eat the sleigh once it had been put together!
Wow this looks brilliant
Too pretty to eat!
Wow, I going to try this, this afternoon
My boys will love me forever if I won them some gorgeous gingerbread, especially being that these are so unusal, gives us some inspiration actually, we normally just use cookie cutters in Festive shapes. Merry Christmas x
Looks a lot of fun
I’m loving the sleigh!
this is getting more delishous each day
Love the gingerbread men, next on my list!
looks almost to good to eat
The sleigh is pretty impressive
Making my gingerbread house this weekend, so I’ll have a stab at your recipe.
That sleigh would make a great centre piece! What a lovely idea, different to the traditional house x
I love Gingerbread men – I always start by biting the limbs off and leave the head till last!
They look so beautiful but I’m afraid in my house they wouldn’t last 5 minutes – we’re all mad on gingerbread!
Sorry to say that I’ve never made gingerbread, but that might all change. You make things look so simple!
I love the giant gingerbread men. Partially because they remind me of Mongo, the giant gingerbread man in Shrek. I might just be alone in that though haha!!
fab so cute xx
enter me please
Looks too good to eat!
I definitely want to try the gingerbread men!
Yum…. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
How convenient I was going to do gingerbread men as an extra little pressie for people, these will be perfect I think x
It all looks a bit complicated for me…
I’m a big fan of ginger, but that looks too good to eat!”
Another must make recipe x
Very fun! Another thing to bake!
Hmm…wish I had these last month! I wanted to make some tasty Mo’ Men for fundraising!
a perfect idea to give to the Rainbows at our christmas party if only i had the time to make 25 of them
I’m loving the giant gingerbread man – will definitely give it a go !
Oh my – these look fab!
Fab sleigh! Now where did i put my gingerbread reindeer?!
I love your sleigh, I’m going to be making my first ever gingerbread house this year, I hope mine gets as many lovely comments as yours
Everyone needs a biccie jar for their gingerbread men!!
I thinking the sleigh could be an option for when the kids break up from school. A bit easier to construct than a house!
can you use this to make the gingerbread house?
im needing a gd recipe for it and i know your recipes are delish!!!!!!! and those pieces in todays hamper look fabulous! where can i get one?
Yes, you can use it to make anything you like and would make a great house. There’s a link to the Cornishware in the post and you can order online x
the sleighlooks great!perfect addition beside a gingerbread house
Thanks! A great project to do with the children!
The sleigh looks really good don’t know if I could manage it but would be ok with the gingerbread person!
Sleigh is a bit complicated for me- but I’ll give the gingerbread man a go! Made the salted caramels last night & ended up remelting them to a higher temperature – hard crack! Now I’m putting a disclaimer on the label that they must be sucked, not chewed or I won’t be responsible for the broken teeth! They do taste delicious though!
Ha! My teeth won’t take them like that either!! x
Lovely Ruth, how long will they stay fresh?
If you keep the baked pieces in an airtight container they will last upto a month. Once you’ve made them up as long as they are wrapped up and not open to the air they’ll last 2 weeks. They will of course last much longer than that but they would taste stale x
Run run as fast as you can…
My little girl’s fave story at the mo. Need a cutter, or maybe we’ll do a template… Cutter would be easier for little hands
I love that you don’t need a cutter to make the gingerbread man and that you provide a template! Thank you!
The sleigh is such an amazing idea!
I love gingerbread but have never been able to make it properly… perhaps this time I will give it a go!
Wow! I love the sleigh – can’t see those snowballs lasting long in my house though…
Would love to make sleigh. Wish I had more time.
These would be such lovely presents, they’re gorgeous!
those gingerbread look soooo good
love the sleigh, definately making this.and the hamper storage jars are simply super. the pink whisk 12 days of christmas recipes and competition is so much fun. can’t wait for each days new email!
These look far too pretty to eat! Gorgeous!!
LOVE the sleigh, will be attempting at weekend!
Oooo you are clever, they look wonderful..well done.
Wow!! they look amazing!!x
the sleigh is beautiful I wish I could ice like that then maybe my gingerbread men might not lok so angry hehe
I love the gingerbread men, they look fantastic
What fun! Ihave made gingerbread men so now for the challenge of a sledge.
Nice alternative to a house.
The sleigh is amazing – way too good to eat!
I love that gingerbread man – such a lovely Christmassy smell in the house when baking them!
Too cute to eat!
MMM gingerbread, great for a cold day
Sleigh looks really cool
that looks soooooooooo cool, will def try an make that !!!
Loving the 12 days of Christmas with the Pink Whisk, thanks for the lovely ideas
mmm bet it tastes as good as it looks!
Oh wow I love the sleigh!
They all look gorgeous.
definitely making the sleigh!
I am going to have to make some gingerbread men they look gorgeous.
I love gingerbread men. Takes me straight back to childhood. The sleigh looks gorgous.
Yummy,Yummy I got love in my tummy!
I love the pattern on the sleigh.
Scrummy x x
Look too good to eat!
They look super. I’d love to try making these with my little boy
I wouldn’t be able to hind the gingerbread men , do the jars come with a lock and key
The sleigh looks gorgeous – would make a nice table centrepiece
That should say hide the gingerbread men 😉
that sleigh looks amazing – my hand would never be steady enough to make this
The sleigh looks great, thanks for the comp.
I know a few kids who would just love a gingerbread man. thank you
These are so adorable xx
A gingerbread sleigh… how seriously cool is that!!!!!!
Another great recipe! Love gingerbread
Oh! I was gonig to make a normal gingerbread house but I might try the sleigh now. Thank for a brilliant idea
The sleigh is lovely
Love the sleigh! Gingerbread men great for the tree.
Lovely stuff as usual too good to eat!
The kids will love this
Brings back lots of childhood memories for me making gingerbread men with my mam
They look too good to eat
Wow, the sleigh is gorgeous!
Just Wicked! I would not want to cut it, Well done, keep up the good work Pink Whisk Team!
I couldn’t let anyone eat that sleigh its to lovely
i am loving the sleigh
Would be a shame to break that sleigh, too good to eat.x
another yummy recepi to try
My oven is going to have to be going at full throttle with all these great Christmas recipes! Thank you for sharing them x
Looks amazing, still wouldn’t be able to resist a nibble!
I have to try and make the sleigh myself! x
Just bought two chocolate santas and I’m ready to go!
Love that giant gingerbread man. Also very impressed with your Pink Whisk cornishware – lovely.
aaaw they look fab. gingerbread is definately my favourite biscuits to make, partly cos they were the first ones to actually go right, so will definately be trying them, bit different to the normal houses you get at christmas
Just too many amazing things to make, need to learn some self control otherwise I will end up with a very portly family this Christmas x
Wow fab gingerbread
Ooh I love gingerbread – we use special cutters in our house to make ‘ninjabread’ men lol
love it! x
The sleigh looks great and really yummy.
Wow that looks amazing!
Looks yummy..not sure i would want anyone to break it up too soon tho’. The giant gingerbread man looks slightly mad with his manic grin, how fun!
Yum! I love gingerbread!
The Sleigh looks lovely,be a shame to eat it
Perfect timing, we are baking cookies this weekend.
I wouldn’t want to eat it after making it But might have to have a go x
Can’t wait to make these beauties!
Perfect timing, we are baking cookies this weekend. (Sorry if this posts twice, this site seems very poplular today!)
I love all things gingerbread men; I even have pictures of them on my wall – oh how I would love to win this and have a gingerbread christmas
Oh no! Had planned to make a basic house this year but the sleigh is so tempting and cute Decisions…
I now have my weekend baking planned!
Another excellent recipe!! Thank you
Already shared with my daughter at Uni who has promised to make it when she comes back!
The sleigh is just amazing!
Going to have to make the sleigh to go with my house x
will attempt the gingerbread man. He won’t look as cute as yours but will definitely have a smile on his face
Yes,must try the sleigh my grandsons would love that.Great fun!
Gingerbread sleighs – what a fabulous way to serve the after-Christmas dinner petits fours
aww they look fab
The children would love to make these.
I love the gingerbread!
Before you posted up the step by step recipe, gingerbread (made into shapes) sounded and looked very daunting, but shall definitely give this a go one weekend with my 5 year old
Looks too involved for me, i would eat them though
I love gingerbread…..
Wow – the sleigh is a work of art! Too good to eat.
Aww .. so sweet. I am thinking of making a gingerbread house with my class. I think it will be a lot of fun.
they look amazing
Always admire gingerbread men and houses but never before have I seen a sleigh, to die for Lynetta
That sleigh has inspired me: got to have a go at that. Thanks for this & all the recipes x
My new gingerbread cutter arrived in time for this one
Shame to eat it !
The icing looks really intricate and pretty.
These are so cute
Oh how Fab & Festive
mmmm yummy, my daughters would love these
My son would love this, how cute.
My eldest was only saying this morning that he wanted to make some gingerbread for Christmas. I think you must be psychic! X
I love the sleigh!
These are lovely
I’d love to have a go at this.
I’d like to try to make those with my daughter
Love gingerbread men
i want to ride with santa in his gingerbread sleigh xx
too good to eat!
This has totally cheered me up. Sat cuddled under a blanket feeling sorry for myself. How amazing would it be to see these little men for real!
Happy Christmas to you all.x
Merry Christmas everyone
Yummy Gingerbread. Might have to try this one.
They are fab! Mine wouldn’t look as good as them I know! xoxo
I love gingerbread men and have not made them with dark treacle. I will have to give this recipe a go.
Great timing – another one that’s on the making list! Xx
I make gingerbread every year but not thought of making a sleigh, its fantastic!!
They look fab! Would def like to have a go at the gingerbread man!!
Loving the sleigh idea, Ruth. Could fill it up with the salted caramels!! x
haven’t had gingerbread since i was a child , will be making some this year though
Wow! That is impressive!!
I absolutely ADORE gingerbread. Nom, nom, nom x
There great! I am going to make some gingerbread men for my grandson who will be nearly 1 year old at christmas.
was going to do a gingerbread house but it’s got to be the sleigh – fantastic
May have to try these with the kids…
I wish I could pipe as beautifully as you
Am loving the gingerbread man x
These are so cute. I wouldn’t want to eat them afterwards!
oh wow!! would be great to see on our xmas day!
Thats a piece of art!
The sleigh is a great idea, but it would break my heart to eat it x
The prizes just get better each day,along with the recipes.I feel a baking day coming on for tomorrow.
The sleigh looks to ambitious for me but I will give gingerbread men a try. Hope the kids don’t break their teeth given my cooking abilities.
Sleigh is a great idea! Gingerbread houses are so last year!!
Don’t think I’m artistic enough to try and make the sleigh!
I don’t think I’m artistic enough to try and make the sleigh – a tad too ambitious for me – but gorgeous!
looks fab thank u for the giveaway
I would love to learn how to bake gingerbread men!
Must try the sleigh .. It’s just such a different idea instead of the normal house
I love gingerbread in any shape or form!
Wow, that sleigh is absolutely amazing!
They are so attractive – wow!
This year I intend on making a gingerbread man – that sleigh is gorgous.
Those sleigh’s are amazing – never thought about making anything like that before but would make a great present (or Christmas Eve treat)
Fab prizes…love the sleigh
Lovely :-)Far too nice to eat !!x
that looks impressive but easy to make
Wonderful, I just don’t know if I have the patience for something like this!
Loving the sleigh! Hope I have time to fit in something like this, this year x
I normally make goodie bags, with xmas shaped Ginger bread cookies with the kids before xmas – but I think this sleigh looks stunning and would certainly keep us entertained for a while!!
This just reminded me to make those gingerbread cupcakes with the mini gingerbread man no top (can’t remember if they were last years or the one before!).
Love a good old fashioned Gingerbread Man or Woman *-)
The Gingerbread men are fab I can’t wait to make some xxx
These look great I think I will try this instead of a gingerbread house this year x
i love gingerbread men!
I’m starting to feel Chrismassy now.
…never made “ginger” man (or biscuits) ever, never really liked ginger itself but for some reason past couple of years i took to it and i think i just might give a go with few kiddies – my daughters & friends in a week or two…
…the cupcake making & decorating has been real hit with the kids so why not ginger man or maybe sleight…?? …hmmm.
you are so clever. i want to give these a try.
Loving the sleigh! Will have to give this a go.
Very interesting and different
What a great idea! The sleigh looks fantastic. Btw I watched the Bake Off repeat from the series you were on the other day and got inspired by your scones. I made a batch with some mixed dried fruit, mixed spice and dipped them in egg then caster sugar & cinammon for the crunch & they were great for Christmas! The kitchen smelt lovely as well.
Gingerbread men are perfect gift ideas x
These look too perfect to eat!
I’ve been looking for a good gingerbread recipe to try out the mini gingerbread houses for the side of coffee cups, I’ve pinned yours and can’t wait to try it
makes a nice change from the traditional house!
I’m going to make a gingerbread couple!
These look lovely x
If these are anywhere near as tasty as your ginger cake they will be amazing! Can’t wait to make them!
Ilove gingerbread. Not sure why it’s connected to christmas though.
I Love gingerbread! I’m making a gingerbread house this year to take with us to my in-laws. Your giant gingerbread man is fab though!
They are so very sweet & clever
Beautiful sleigh, nice to see something other than house.
I love gingerbread. I have been away on my jollidays so am just catching up on your posts now. Last year I made a lot from your 12 days of Christmas for presents and they went down a storm.
Thank you so much. I was looking for a good and trustworthy gingerbread recipe (for making reindeer cookies) and now I know which recipe I’ll be using!
3 little boys here who would be blissfully happy to get these!
Wow, the sleigh looks amazing! Almost too good to eat!
Wow, what a beautiful sleigh! Some reindeer pulling it would be amazing too :).
I definitley need to try this recipe, never made it before.
Always in awe of your skills! Planned on doing gingerbread trees, now I’m inspired to do sleighs….or maybe 3D trees?!?!
Another one to add to my lengthening list of things to cook
My kids would love one of these sleighs each!! You make it look so easy
everyone loves a gingerbread man…brings a smile to your face xoxo
Wow my 4 year old is very excited now to make thes sleigh Yey
Christmas would not be Christmas without gingerbread – and a sleigh – magical. I can’t wait till my darling Grandson is old enough for Grandma to make him these.
Can we delay Christmas until at least 25th February please??!! That way I may JUST about be able to squeeze all my baking ideas in 😉
my little girl loves these, can’t wait to try them
I like ginger but why do we make such a fuss about ginger bread sculpture
you make it look so simple!
My OH wants me to make him a gingerbread house! Eeek I’ve been putting it off as I’m scared but seeing your sleigh construction I may give it a go!! X
love the smily ginger man
I love gingerbread in all shapes and sizes
I love Gingerbread!! Although I prefer it to be soft with a lil crunch! Sometimes when you buy it it’s really crunchy!
I may give this a go and have some on Xmas eve thanks for the recipes and ideas!!
I love these, they look really friendly
I can’t wait to make these.
i made the giant men as was really pleased at how they turned out, the kids were too!
I’d love to get one of these as a pressie
Love the sleigh, great idea for a family christmas treat
Have made these, they are very nice….
and even more gingerbread?
Wow i’d want to make (and eat) a whole gingerbread village!
Going to attempt these tonight
You’ve really re-inspired me to bake again with these 12 days so far, was just doing the same recipes mostly but Christmas gives me a chance to experiment and share the love!
You make it look so simple x
my son would love having a go at making these.
Great idea and yummy gingerbread!!!
What a great idea – so different from a house!
This makes such a refreshing change from a gingerbread house. Can’t wait to have a go making one.
I’ve recently rediscovered gingerbread and have been using it to make decorations and gifts. I have my heart set on making a gingerbread house but not quite sure when I’ll fit that in!
Great gingerbread recipe, will be trying these out with my little mini masterchef, grandson aged 4. He loves to bake.
Great..my Granddaughters and I will make for Christmas!
Amazing. They look too good to eat!
Love love love these
I love this
Haven’t made gingerbread for years, this has inspired me to have another go!
These look gorgeous, and so intricate. Very impressive. I’d say the sleigh could be used as a centre piece at the xmas dinner table and then for after the whole family could demolish it 😀
This gingerbread man looks so cute, a Christmas activity to do with my daughter and niece to give to grandparents. Everyone will love it, baking really does bring families together!
Perfect culinary cute:)
Those Gingerbread men are enormous!!! I think I’d have to only give my little boy a limb at a time!!!
These are fab!
I’ve never had much luck with gingerbread. It always seems to spread.
I will make these for my children
my daughter would love these x
gingerbread my boys fav
A good idea and makes a change from doing a house every year. My little one will love this
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