baking Christmas gingerbread

Gingerbread Biscuit Box

A couple of weeks ago I discovered a brilliant new baking subscription box and recently received my first Bakes Box. It was an exciting collaboration with Maid of Gingerbread to make a Gingerbread Biscuit Box which I mentioned in my gingerbread gift guide post.

It contained almost everything needed with dry ingredients, templates, decorations and instructions. Everything fitted in a flat envelope which slid through my letterbox.

Gingerbread Biscuit Box

I made the dough, wrapped it in clingfilm and left it in the fridge for an hour.

gingerbread dough

Then cut out my paper templates, rolled my dough and cut out my pieces.

gingerbread dough

I placed them on a baking tray and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then I baked the lid and base, 4 sides, as well as some smaller biscuits to go inside the box. When everything was baked and had cooled down I started to ice and put together the biscuit box!

gingerbread biscuit box

There were plenty of silver balls, smarties and coloured sweets so I iced and decorated as I wished. Icing isn’t my strong point but I think it looked pretty good.

gingerbread biscuit box

When I had finished I placed the smaller gingerbread biscuits inside the box to create a wonderful gingerbread biscuit box. I’ve blurred out our name which I iced this on the top. What do you think? It’s easily my favourite gingerbread bake of the year and tasted delicious!

gingerbread biscuit box with iced gingerbread biscuits inside

4 Comments

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    Baby Isabella
    January 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

    What a great idea that it comes through the letterbox! We made a gingerbread house over Christmas and it had a template mould which was very helpful! Not so sure we could cut one out! It looks very impressive! x

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    Eve Redmond
    January 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Oh wow that looks brilliant. I may have to treat myself to one of these 🙂

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    Kara
    January 2, 2016 at 8:09 am

    What a great idea – we love to bake but don’t do it often. This would force me to do it more

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    The L's Mum
    January 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    What a fabulous and brilliant idea. I love baking and this would be such a good thing to dow with my son. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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