It’s that time of year again when it gets a little chillier, the leaves fall off the trees and the squirrels are frantically burying nuts that they will probably never remember where they are. And trying to dig up my tulip bulbs. They aren’t going to get any this year. I have a grid down on the bed and my little gargoyle Kadar has his concrete butt over the edge guarding the spot where one enterprising squirrel bent back the edge and started to dig. So next spring I should have upwards of a hundred Canada 150 Tulips blooming. I am so enamored of this tulip and talk about it every chance I get that you would think I had invented it. The squirrels know my feelings about this subject and I think they have had a talk with the goofball that tried to get one. The bed hasn’t been touched since. Fingers crossed.
I’ve had requests to do another gingerbread workshop and since the last one was ages ago and I’m going to make one for myself anyway I thought- hey, why not? I love my sugar peeps and love having the chance to see them and mess around with the sweet stuff. I’ve been honing my gingerbread skills and have lots more to share, so here goes-
Tuesday, November 8, 2016- 6:30 to 7:30 pm &
Saturday, November 26, 2016- 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Come join us Tuesday evening for the information section of our workshop. House plans including bases, tips, supply lists, recipes, a demonstration of how to roll out your dough and instructions on how to get the right consistency of icing to construct your masterpiece will be covered. You will go home with recipes, supply lists, tidbits of information and you will be emailed a PDF of the plans for the house that you choose from the three offered. If you are unable to attend this session, a packet will be emailed to you with all the pertinent information so you can be ready.
You will then have 2 1/2 weeks to gather your supplies, make your house pieces, get your base ready, make your icing and gather your candy/decorations.
On the Saturday, we will have a blast! Many hands make light work and if you need an extra pair to help with something, you will find them here. We will need the full day to do this and depending on the complexity of your finished construction you may need to add bits and bobs to your landscape at home the next day.
You will notice that the houses you can choose from have lights. You can add these or not. And since we aren’t competing with these, you can add non-edible items as you wish. The lights used are those tiny fairy lights pictured below and you can usually find them this time of year. Pick them up when you see them. Some years they are hard to find. I’ve seen them at Ikea, Michaels, Canadian Tire, Walmart and online.
Houses to choose from are as follows:
Salt Box Colonial
Hansel & Gretel House/Bake Shop/Toy Shop/Regular House
Lorrie & Mike’s house from Carleton Place (gingerbread version is in being constructed now)
Unlike most of my classes, I will not be supplying everything. You will need to bring your own tools, gingerbread, icing, candy, lights, bases etc. There will be two Kitchen Aid mixers here in the event that we have icing emergencies. If you forget something, I’m sure one of us has it and will lend it to you. There is no crying in gingerbread. Well hardly any. We won’t judge you or your creation so just come and have fun!
As usual a light lunch will be provided and tea and coffee are available all day.
Cost of this workshop is $100 plus HST.
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