Giveaway and Book Review; Dress Your Gingerbread

24th December 2010 8 Comments

This time of year we have been spending a lot of time making Gingerbread, Fifi loves it she enjoys the process of rolling it out and cutting out the people most of all. However, I have to admit that it has been a real challenge getting the icing right and I have been completely underwhelmed by our efforts. That was until we received this book to review and keep: Dress Your Gingerbread by Joanna Farrow.

The book has a gingerbread recipe. but best of all it has photograph illustrations and details on how you can make loads of different characters from snowmen, astronauts through to a rock star gingerbread man. The minute we got the book we fell in love with it, its like a wish list of the best gingerbread’s ever! Unfortunately I’m not all that artistic so I will be saving most of the ideas for special occasions such as birthday parties and gifts.

Now, have you ever seen a film noir about a gingerbread? How about checking this one out- it also gives you a fab impression of the book.

The children and the husband were completely inspired by all of this and set to work creating their own interpretations:

We then spent quite a long time trying to draw some of the gingerbread and make a little stick puppet theatre with the characters, so we could create our own little film noir! An inspirational multi-purpose cookery book.

I have been given three copies of the book to giveaway by the publishers Octopus Books, if you fancy a chance, just leave a comment below with some way of contacting you. Multiple entries from the same individual will to be entered, the winners will be picked at random. Open to UK residents only, the closing date is midday on the 6th January and winners will be notified shortly after.

Claire Walsh

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  • liveotherwise 24th December 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Ooh, yes please. Easiest to get me via Twitter.

  • mummy24 25th December 2010 at 8:13 pm

    please enter me @ashlallan

  • Second Time Mummy 27th December 2010 at 10:19 am

    Just catching up in my reader, Merry Christmas! Count me in please x<br /><br />@second_time_mum

  • Muddling Along Mummy 28th December 2010 at 11:04 am

    Me please – @muddlingalong

  • TheMadHouse 28th December 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I would love this, we had so much fun with the gingerbread and this would help me loads next year

  • sparkle 29th December 2010 at 8:13 am

    yumy gingerbread people, yes please

  • Mirka 30th December 2010 at 12:04 am

    Oh, we would love one of these 😉 @Kahanka

  • Geek Mummy 30th December 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Oh what a great sounding book! I would love to win one for the geek daddy – he makes the most amazing gingerbread men!<br /><br />I&#39;m @geekmummy on Twitter.

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