Gingerbread 101 : Make and Decorate Gingerbread Cookies

Fri Dec 06 2019 at 10:30 am to 01:00 pm
Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons, Kensal Rise, 8 Herbert Gardens, London, United Kingdom

Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons, Kensal Rise, 8 Herbert Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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There is almost nothing so perfectly 'Winter' as the smell of fresh gingerbread being baked and the fire blazing. Making proper, old fashioned gingerbread is almost a lost art, as it is thought to be too complicated or time consuming. Join me for a morning where I will show you how to make the most delicious lightly spiced, but definitely gingery biscuits.  Whether you prefer a thick chewy dough, or nice crisp snap, everyone loves this Christmas classic cookie.

Together we will mix, knead, and shape dough, and I will teach you the trick to making sharp outlined cookies, ready for decorating. No sloppy, soft, indistinct shapes here ;) Timing is everything; cooking at the correct temperature for the correct length of time will give you a cookie strong enough to build a house or hang as a decoration on a tree.  A gentler heat for shorter time gives you a lovely fresh chewy cookie, perfect for dunking. we have lots of cutters, but if there is a specific cutter you would like to use, feel free to bring your own!

Once we have the knack of rolling and cutting I will show you how to make royal icing to decorate your creations. In this first class we will get to grips with consistency and handling the icing, and do some simple decorations on some premade shapes. If you would like to do more decorating, we will be holding a decorating workshop on Thursday, when you can bring along your own cookies or use our prebaked shapes.  There will lots of colours of icing and we can practice more complex decorating techniques. Each guest will take home their creations and all recipes for gingerbread dough and royal icing, plus a morning of memories full of winter cheer, ginger and cinnamon ... and quite possibly a candy cane or two!

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Note 1: Please let me know of any allergies/intolerances/dietary requirements via email info | heirloomsandwoodenspoons ! comNote 2: By purchasing this class you are confirming that you understand that you will be working with potentially dangerous kitchen equipment and that you waive any and all rights to make claims for any injury or accident sustained. Note 3: Please ensure you arrive on time (but not too early as we will be setting up)! I can highly recommend grabbing a coffee at one of our lovely nearby cafes if you arrive early!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please note this class is not suitable for anyone under age of 16 due to tools used. Please bring confirmation of your Eventbrite purchase.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We are a 6 minute walk from Kensal Green Station (Bakerloo Line) and a 7 minute walk from Kensal Rise overground station. The 187, 6, 52, 302, 28 and 452 all have stops within a few minute's walk of our front door.  If you have to drive, there are a small number of pay and display options available on College Road, or (as a last resort) I can organise parking for you at a cost of £12 outside the door, but you need to email me your car registration a week before.

What can I bring to the event?

You do not need to bring anything with you  - we will provide you with everything you require including aprons, all knives and equipment, and packaging to take home your creations.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You are welcome to contact me with any queries via email info | heirloomsandwoodenspoons ! com 

What's the refund policy?

I'm afraid we are unable to accept returns or process refunds at this time. If you are unable to make your class please feel free to give your slot to a friend ;) 
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