Hungarian Kalocsa Gingerbread House


The Hungarian holiday season starts with Advent. Advent wreaths can be seen in stores, schools, offices, and in almost every home. Candles are decorated with red and gold ribbons symbolizing life and brightness. Most children get Advent calendars with a small gift or candy for every day before Christmas. Christmas trees are decorated on Christmas Eve by the family who stays at home to wait for the birth of Christ. Traditional Hungarian folk decorations like Kalocsa embroidery are made into ornaments and dinnerware and more. Read more about Kalocsa here. Also, one can make a unique Gingerbread House – a Hungarian Gingerbread house complete with Kalocsa decorations and folks art figurines. Gingerbread Houses are international, so why not get creative and create some amazing Gingerbread Houses based on European or South American etc…decorations and colors. Have Fun!

Baking Gingerbread Boy Cuties!


50 Gingerbread boy cookies!
•    150g butter, chopped
•    1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
•    1/2 cup honey
•    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, sifted
•    1 egg, lightly beaten
•    1 tablespoon ground ginger, sifted
•    1 teaspoon mixed spice, sifted
•    1/2 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
•    3 cups plain flour, sifted
•    milk chocolate bits, to decorate
•    Royal icing
•    1 eggwhite
•    1 1/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
•    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


Obama’s Daughters Bake Russian Gingerbread


MOSCOW, July 7 (RIA Novosti) – The daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama visited a Moscow museum complex on Tuesday where they were taught to bake Russian ginger and honey cookies, called pryaniki.

Michelle Obama and her daughters accompanied U.S. President Barack Obama on his official visit to Moscow. Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earlier on Tuesday. Read More.

Gingerbread On The Move Messenger, Laptop Bag!


This one is a “Must Have” for the Gingerbread lover or collector you know! From school, to carrying your laptop, to a hip alternative diaper bag, our versatile, spacious messenger bag is practically all you need to get you through every stage of your life – and look hip doing it. Gingerbread On The Move Messenger, Laptop Bag!

  • One front adjustable clasp closure.
  • Main compartment has inside slip pocket.
  • Front panel has zipper compartment.
  • Adjustable 2″ shoulder strap.
  • 600 Denier Polyester
  • Size: 14 1/2″ x 12″ x 5″