How to make Gingerbread Decorations

December 4, 2012Sew White

Find everything you need to know with my Christmas post on How to make Gingerbread Decorations. Perfect as gifts and for hanging up in the tree.

For the forth day of our advent calendar I thought a baking/decoration project would be fun.

This has to be one of my favourite tutorials I have done since I started making videos. It is really easy to make and they look fantastic hanging up – especially when you can just pull one off the tree and dunk it in your tea.

All you need to make this is a batch of gingerbread, round cutters, a straw, white sugar paste and snowflakes cutters.

These are so easy to make and are great fun to gift. By cutting out shapes and cooking them you can leave them to the mini bakers in the house or decorate them yourself. A beautiful white snowflake look super stylish and it’s lovely when you give them away and you see them hanging on your friends and family’s tree. They don’t last long as someone usually fancies dunking them!

How to make Gingerbread Decorations

How to make Gingerbread Decorations

Sisley White
Find everything you need to know with my Christmas post on How to make Gingerbread Decorations. Perfect as gifts and for hanging up in the tree.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Decorating Time 30 mins
Course Bakes
Cuisine American, English
Servings 20 decorations
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 160 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1.5 tsp of ground ginger
  • sugar paste for the decorations

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C,
  • Prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper or use a non stick tray.
  • Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger & spices into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.
  • Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a medium saucepan, stirring so all the ingredients have combined.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into the dried ingredients.
  • If the dough is really crumby add a few drops of water to hold the mixture together.
  • Roll out the dough – make sure your have floured the work top as it can stick.
  • Cut out the shapes you want to hang in this case the circles and place them on a tray. When they are on a tray use a straw to cut the circles (to hold the ribbon to hang the gingerbread up witthrough the gingerbread.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until light golden brown.
  • Once cool it’s time to decorate them.
  • To decorate I simply rolled out the sugar paste and cut snowflakes out and used vodka (you can use edible glue too of coursto fix the snowflakes to the gingerbread. It worked very well and they were really stuck on within about 20 mins (the time it took to clean up and ready to hang up.
Keyword Gingerbread Decorations, How to make Gingerbread Decorations

If you don’t have edible glue you can use apricot jam. Just melt a little down in the microwave. Be careful it will be very very hot. Use a pastry brush to lightly paint it on to the biscuit and add the sugar paste when it’s still sticky.

Here is the video on how I made and decorated them.

Happy Baking and Merry Christmas

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