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Day 4 – Gingerbread Sleighs & Giant Men!

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!

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Giant Gingerbread Man


So how about a Giant Gingerbread Man?  These seem to be everywhere this Christmas and with a price tag of £5-6.00 I thought for Day 4 of The Pink Whisk Christmas we’d make our own!

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Gingerbread Sleighs

 

A Gingerbread Sleigh – filled with a Chocolate Father Christmas and Snowballs!

My plan was to make these for the boys for Christmas, but having made only 2 and there being 3 of them these are off to the school Christmas fair instead!

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Gingerbread

Gingerbread dough is always lots of fun – whether you want to make biscuits, men or even a Gingerbread house then a good dough recipe is the place to start.  The resting of the dough and chilling is an important step for the very best in gingery spiced flavoured biscuits so try not to miss it out if you can.

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Day 3 – Salted Caramels

Day 3 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas and today it’s Salted Caramels – the perfect gift for someone special (or indeed you – I won’t tell anyone you made them!)

Ingredients:

175ml double cream

135g caster sugar

85g golden syrup

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Day 2 – Elf Cookie Lollies

Day 2 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas and this year, Father Christmas is being joined by some little helpers – Elf Cookie Lollies!

You will need: 

1 x batch of Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough recipe here rolled out to a depth of 4-5mm between 2 sheets of baking paper and chilled until firm.

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Sweet Chilli & Tomato Chutney

I seem to be making a whole lot of chutney at the moment, probably because it’s so easy to do – chuck it all in a pan and off you go.  Jars of chutney make a lovely gift at Christmas especially if you’re putting together some gift hampers.

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The Busy Girl’s Guide to Cake Decorating

Well, it’s just a fortnight until my book hits the shops.

 ‘EEEEEEEEEEK!!’

So it’s definitely time to fill you in on all the ins and outs of where you can nab a copy, or get me to sign it for you…..

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Day 10 – Reindeer Cake Pops & Marzipan Balls

On the tenth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Reindeer Cake Pops

(or Marzipan Balls if you can’t be faffed with the whole cake pop malarkey!)

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan Ballsand the chance to win some lovely chocolate from Cadbury Gifts Direct too x

You will need:

Cake Pops – cake and buttercream or Marzipan

Lollipop Sticks

300g Milk Chocolate

Antlers – Wafer Antlers by Hollys Cupcakes here or Pretzels

Noses – Red (or Pink Whisk) Smarties

Eyes – Dr Oetker Polka Dots or white ready to roll icing

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan BallsCake pops are fiddly blighters and I thought I’d try these with both cake pop mixture and marzipan (separately not together!)  Personally I like marzipan and I’m not averse to it covered in chocolate so these were a winner for me.  

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Day 5 – Paper Cup Christmas Cakes

On the fifth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Individual paper cup christmas cakes! Perfect for a gift, for school fairs and all sorts x

Paper Cup Christmas CakesI know we’ve made Christmas cakes already but these are so cute I couldn’t resist adding them in to the 12 days of Christmas.  

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