Thanks to very generous colleagues, 9 of my Gingerbread houses and 50 or so cookies raised an amazing £2855 last Thursday when auctioned at work, with all proceeds given to a new initiative organising a special Christmas Day event for one hundred elderly people who would otherwise be alone. Bids went as high as £1000 for the Frozen large Amboise style house below.
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Friday, 9 December 2016
Here are some pictures of my gingerbread collection this year. I designed various sizes and styles including "Amboise" based on a beautiful house I saw in the Loire Valley last month. I loved the perfect proportions of this house with its high pitched roof. At least 8 of these houses and many cookies will be sold and auctioned next week with all proceeds to a benevolent cause set up by a colleague who is organising an event to provide a special Christmas Day to a hundred elderly and isolate people who would have otherwise spent it alone. It's a wonderful cause and I hope to raise... a lot!
A first try at making Pierre Hermé's really delicious chocolate praline slices. Unfortunately I lost patience at the crucial point of ...
Since the shops are full of them already, it's time to show these fun Colin Firth Christmas jumper cupcakes I made recently. Max...