Archive for August, 2010
As we begin to approach Fall and soon Halloween, its time to shift our thoughts to “spooky, creepy, and even scary” stuff so why not a neat and Goth style Gingerbread Man! Found this interesting creation on an Etsy shop – The Poisoned Apple. Etsy is a great place to shop online for unique handmade items as well as vintage collectibles and antiques. Another Etsy shop we like is Crazy4Me and they tend to have a nice selection of vintage items for the home and neat collectibles and of course Gingread items from time to time. Hope you are all enjoying the end your summers!
Guinness World Records Declares 67-foot World’s Largest Gingerbread House! Gingerbread experts logged an estimated 1,700 hours in nine days to create the 1,496-square-foot magical wonder. The house consists of 14,250 pounds of Gingerbread, 4,750 pounds of icing and more than one ton of candy embellishments. It also features a magical gingerbread factory complete with animated elves. Read More Here.
Are you getting ready for the 18th annual Grove Park National Gingerbread House Competition! The competition date is November 15, 2010 and the sweet sugar and spice masterpieces will be on display November 17, 2010 – January 2, 2011 in ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. I can’t wait to see the incredible creations for 2010!! DETAILS HERE.
Gerry Hempel-Davis, A judge at every National Gingerbread House Competition since its inception. She was a lifestyle contributor for several years on NBC’s Today Show and part of the production team at CBS for the Ed Sullivan Show.
Nicholas Lodge, Chef Lodge is recognized worldwide as a top instructor in the sugar craft arts and the author of numerous books. He has been a judge of the National Gingerbread House Competition since 2004.
Nadine Orenstein, Curator of the Department of Drawings and Prints of The Metropolitan Museum of Art specializing in Dutch, Flemish and German art. She brings her artistic eye and historical knowledge to the appreciation of gingerbread houses.
Colette Peters, The owner of Colette’s Cakes, a specialty cake company in New York City, she has designed celebrity cakes for Whoopi Goldberg, Al Pacino, Sting, Bette Midler, Hilary Clinton, the Rolling Stones and Yoko Ono. Pastry Art & Design magazine named her to its “Ten Best Pastry Chefs in America.”
Mark Seaman, Founder of Marked for Dessert, a boutique cake shop in Chicago. He teaches the art of gum paste flowers at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and the French Pastry School’s L’Art du Gateau Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program.
Steven Stellingwerf, In addition to judging competitions and conducting demonstrations, he has authored baking and sugar craft books, including “The Gingerbread Book.”
Carol Gable, has been a producer the last 15 years for the newsmagazine, “Dateline NBC”.
Michelle Pulliam, Food and Leisure Coordinator for Southern Hospitality Magazine—Traveler.
Jane Robelot, is a nationally acclaimed television news anchor and correspondent and the recent recipient of a Peabody award. Jane interviewed such newsmakers as President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodman Clinton, Evangelist Billy Graham as well as many actors and authors.
Denny Trantham, is the Executive Chef for The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. His southern Appalachian culinary skills are reflected today in his innovative and diverse Southern elegance cuisine that is offered throughout the resort. He also works closely with the local famers in order to provide the freshest ingredients, while also supporting the local economy.
Calling all kids and parents! Time to make the Gingerbread cottages. Once again, Martha Stewart does not dissapoint with this fun Gingerbread Cottage project. This is a fun and yummy project that does not take too much time and really is so much fun for the whole family. Make a Tudor Gingerbread House, a Gingerbread Country Woodsy House, a Peprmint Palace Gingerbread House and More!For features such as green gumdrop hedges or a blue jelly bean path, buy sweets in bulk at a candy shop or online. Cover the ground with a blanket of snowy shredded coconut for a wondrous display you can enjoy all season. Details Here for Gingerbread Cookie Cottages.
Gender Bread, the most PC cookie cutters ever!
The Gender Bread are Gingerbread Cookie Cutters but they’re PC. They come in a ‘confirmed bachelor’ boy/boy style, or a more conventional boy/girl version. Either way, this is a very ‘tasty’ gift indeed. If you’ve been looking for a man cookie cutter then look no further – here there are two in one pack. Details Here!
Gender Bread – Gingerbread Cookie Cutters Features:
Made from kitchen grade stainless steel
Designed in the UK
Available in G/B or B/B versions
We are loving that cupcakes are so popular and are having a blast visiting bakeries that bake these treats and are really enjoying the super yummy cupcakes (I think my dentist is enjoying the visits I have been making lately too). So, in all true form that we love Everything Gingerbread….here is a tasty Martha Stewart recipe we found for you all for a spicy Gingerbread Cupcake and it looks so cute decorated with tiny Gingerbread men and Gingerbread boy sugared candies. Enjoy!