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Gingerbread Decorating Day – December 12, 2022


December 12, 2022


Loni Shaw

What a perfect day to grab a few Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies, some friends or family and do some gingerbread decorating.  December 12, 2022 is Gingerbread decorating day!  Wow!

According to a French legend, gingerbread was brought to Europe in 992 A.D. by the Armenian monk and later saint, Gregory of Nicopolis.  By the 13th century, gingerbread had become popular and nuns in Sweden would bake it as an antidote to indigestion. It was in Sweden that painting and decorating gingerbread became popular.  Gingerbread figurines date back to the 15th century and baking human-shaped biscuits was practiced in the 16th century.

Perhaps you are an excellent baker or would like to learn to bake some delicious gingerbread to build a house or people of your own.  If you’d like to bake and build your own house, search the internet for an easy recipe.  Here’s a great one at Food Network you can try.  Or try out a classic, easy recipe for gingerbread cookies, such as Pillsbury Easy Gingerbread Cookies.  Another option is to purchase a gingerbread house or cookies from a local bakery or grocery store.  Next, the fun decorating comes in.  Grab some frosting and use any candies you like!  It’s time to get creative with chocolates, cinnamon, marshmallows and other sweet treats.

This can be a fun day / event for so many people and you will create some excellent decorations (and later yummy treats) for the holidays!