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The Great Gingerbread Bake Off – highlights

On Thursday 11th December the QEII held a ‘Gingerbread Bake off’. What an evening it was…

Our guests arrived and enjoyed some Jing Tea and delicious sweets including, macaroons, coconut balls and chocolate cherry log. As did we…

Then we all put on aprons and took our guests for a tour of the bustling kitchens.  Now it was time to begin the challenge: bake and decorate the ‘Best Gingerbread Men’ (or should we say Gingerbread people!)

And with a selection of yummy ingredients and cutting tools, our participants started to get creative…

Once all of the Gingerbread Men were suitably clothed in colourful sweets they were popped into the oven. And we relaxed and enjoyed some delicious nibbles and a Christmas cocktail. I say ‘relaxed’ but I think a few of us were initially worried there would be some escape attempts (you’ve heard that Gingerbread story, right?)

Thankfully this didn’t happen. And a few minutes later the oven went ‘ping’ (well actually, a ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’ jingle began) and we clamoured round to see our baked treats. We were not disappointed with the results…

And which team won Best Gingerbread Men? Our good friends at Stonewall!

From 12th December, we will be selling the Gingerbread Men at our Sanctuary Cafe. If you are in the area, do pop in. But be quick, as even if these delicious treats can’t run away, they will run out!

Proceeds will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital

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