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Win a copy of Gingerbread Wonderland by Mima Sinclair

Gingerbread Wonderland by Mimi Sinclair

In our house gingerbread is a treat all year round. There’s something about the smell and taste which I find very comforting. I’m always happy to mix up some dough and spend a happy afternoon cutting out shapes, I think gingerbread makes the best after school treat!

Ages ago I discovered Gingerbread Wonderland by Mima Sinclair. I’ve tried a few of the recipes and the light and dark gingerbread doughs are lovely. I used the light gingerbread dough to make Clangers and Iron Golem biscuits, both of which were a success.

Gingerbread Wonderland by Mimi Sinclair

The book contains many more ideas than two different doughs. There are 30 magical houses, biscuits and bakes. I think I will really need to up my game with this years’ gingerbread house!

I have one copy of Gingerbread Wonderland to giveaway today. To enter simply answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway ends on the 30th April and the winners’ name will appear on this post.

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    laura banks
    April 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    it would be huge with lots of icing

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    Samantha O'D
    April 16, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    My girls would like a spooky house

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    Hayley F
    April 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    A big santas grotto x

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    Tracy K Nixon
    April 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    It would look like the gingerbread house from the story of Hansel and Gretal. It would have an iced roof and lots of candy stuck to the walls!

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    April 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    My dream gingerbread house would look like a pretty Swiss chalet deep in winter snow (i.e. yummy icing!) with a biscuit evergreen tree nearby and a logpile (maybe of little chocolate flakes) arranged against one wall. Hmmm, now I’m craving gingerbread!

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    Spencer Broadley
    April 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    A Hansel & Gretel style house

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    melanie stirling
    April 16, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    It would look like a traditional Austrian house with icing snow on the roof.

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    lynn neal
    April 17, 2016 at 12:13 am

    An Amsterdam Town House as I love these buildings with rows of neat windows and the wonderful shaped roofs!

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    debbie jackson
    April 17, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Massive with a heated pool and hot tub 🙂 very colourful and a few turret’s

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    ashleigh allan
    April 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    It would be big with lots of sweetie decorations !

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    Kimberly Gifford
    April 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    It would have lots of candy and icing.

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    April 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Love something in the style of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow including having the domes with colored with different flavored icing.

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    April 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    It would look like Chambord castle!

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    Sam Goodwin
    April 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Bite-sized and sat on the edge of a hot chocolate!

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    Louise Fairweather
    April 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Like the witches house in Hansel and Gretel

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    Julie Henderson
    April 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    more like a cottage or a castle

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    April 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I’d like a traditional sort of look, but I’d like to make it a lot larger than standard and add a lot of other sweets to it to perfect the Hansel and Gretel look… candyfloss smoke from the chimney, a garden of edible delights… it would be amazing!

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    Lucy I
    April 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    One that stays together but doesn’t break your teeth when you eat it. My attempt at one this Christmas was terrible and never got eaten or even taken out of the box!

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    Heather Haigh
    April 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    What a fabulous looking book. My dream gingerbread house would be a fairytale castle fit for a princess.

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    Lisa Rowsell
    April 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Santa’s grotto with lots of brightly coloured decorations.

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    Mark Palmer
    April 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    A fabulous castle with lots of turrets and towers

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    Ms Suan Watts
    April 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    A country cottage with roses around the door

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    Helen Adams
    April 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    A traditional cottage with lots of icing and sweeties

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    iain maciver
    April 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    a big castle

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    Simon tutthill
    April 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    It would be a lovely beach house

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    Emily Knight
    April 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Mine would be rustic and traditional!

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    April 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    It would be big enough to share and easy to eat some of without it all collapsing straight away!

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    April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    A log cabin.

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    Harline Parkin
    April 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    My dream gingerbread house would be the Taj Mahal

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    Kristy Brown
    April 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Mine would look like a traditional german house with lots of icing and liquorice

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    S Bufton
    April 19, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Like a fantasy castle

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    laura stewart
    April 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    it would be big lots of windows and a good size garden 🙂

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    Caroline H
    April 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I’d love a country church in the snow with a walled graveyard and trees and bushes.

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    April 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Like the castle in Disneyland 🙂

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    Liane Amos
    April 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    A stable with horses in

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    stephen ashdown
    April 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    A spanish villa with little blue iced shutters, Soft chewy sweets on the walls and most important of all a garden with iced flowers, food colouring essential as much as a creative flair. Makes me peckish just thinking about it!

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    fozia Akhtar
    April 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Something big and decadent

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    Jo Carroll
    April 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I’d love to be able to recreate a Gingerbread Windsor Castle to send to the Queen for her 90th birthday…might score an invite to share a bite with a cup of tea? 😉

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    April 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Pink and full of candy on the outside

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    Jo m welsh
    April 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Covered in sweets and filled with fudge would be a dream gingerbread house

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    leanne weir
    April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Anything that is covered in chocolate x

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    Stephanie Tsang
    April 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Mine would look like a pretty palace

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    Greig spencer
    April 20, 2016 at 1:03 am

    like hogwarts from harry potter

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    toni pearson
    April 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    would love to make one that looks like a cuckoo clock for my mum’s birthday.

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    Frances H
    April 20, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I can’t pick just one building, so I’d go the whole yule-hog and bake up an entire street.

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    sarah rees
    April 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    a little coutry cottage

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    April 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Something with really intricate icing and a tower! 😀

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    Steph Triscott
    April 20, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    It would be like Buckingham Palace but everyone could share it

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    April 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    It would be filled with Christmas red and green buttercream. Topped off with royal icing snow, candy lights, and chocolate filled wafers that will make the roof of the house look like a log cabin.

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    April 20, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    It would be a lovely traditional ginger bread house, with frosted window panes and a roof dusted with icing sugar 🙂

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    Katie Haydock
    April 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    100% chocolate themed!! With plenty of glitter xx

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    Anthony G
    April 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    A gingerbread version of the house I live in! 🙂

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    Helen W
    April 23, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    It would look like a little woodland cottage, like in Hansel and Gretel, covered in sweeties and icing sugar for snow.

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    claire thorpe
    April 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    It would look like a childrens play house and have lots of smarties all over it!

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    Beky Austerberry
    April 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    like a haunted spooky house

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    Susie Wilkinson
    April 24, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I’d love to make one like an old gothic style house

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    Keith Hunt
    April 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    The addams family house with little ginger bread monsters.

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    Angie Hoggett
    April 26, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I’d like mine to look like a chocolate box cottage

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    Rachel Butterworth
    April 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I would love a gingerbread castle like Elsa’s in Frozen ( would have to use a ton of white icing obviously).

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    Rich Tyler
    April 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Like a huge yummy castle with turrets

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    sarah fielding
    April 26, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Covered in lots of yummy sweets!!

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    Kirsty Hosty
    April 27, 2016 at 10:42 am

    It would be a traditional old cottage that looks a lot like Hansel and Gretel, covered in sweets and icing

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    Deborah Mackenzie
    April 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I have seen some amazing gingerbread houses online that have lights and are huge…. I would love to be able to make a mansion with porch, swing and even shutters on the windows.

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    Juli Savage
    April 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Spooky with ghosts and spiderswebs

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    carole n
    April 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    it would be like a castle fit for a princess

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    April 28, 2016 at 11:37 am

    A house covered in sweets and coloured icing

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    Vicky Loveday
    April 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    A small sloped roof, chocolate buttons as tiles, marshmallow snow, windows and doors are chocolate slabs. Surrounded by a marzipan forest. Mmm

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    Kelly Goodall
    April 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Just the one in Hansel and Gretal

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    Pamela Gossage
    April 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    It would be like a Windmill

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    Allan Wilson
    April 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    The Seattle space needle (that would be a challenge)

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    Lauren Old
    April 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    It would be covered in chocolate and sweets!

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    Sarah Bacchus
    April 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Like a castle

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    Elspeth MacMillan
    April 29, 2016 at 10:10 am

    A country cottage with lovely icing roses round the door

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    Jade Hewlett
    April 29, 2016 at 11:41 am

    It would be small with lots of white icing for snow and chocolate sprinkles to look pretty on the walls

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    carol boffey
    April 29, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Creepy with ghosts

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    Sheri Darby
    April 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    It would be a gingerbread castle covered in sweets and chocolate

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    Victoria Middleton
    April 29, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    A little shed filled with treats

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    Kate Knight
    April 30, 2016 at 6:49 am

    a woodland cabin

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    Laura Harrison
    April 30, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Would be a cottage in the countryside xx

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    April 30, 2016 at 8:29 am

    A cottage in the woods

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    Jo Hutchinson
    April 30, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    My dream gingerbread house would be very cutesy and covered in sweets and icing for a wintery feel.

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    Philip Underwood
    April 30, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    It would have sweets for windows and doors and other treats!

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    April 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Like a swiss cottage

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    alison clark
    April 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I was in Harrods a couple of years ago at christmas time and they had this gingerbread grotto that almost spanned half of the counter it was incredible .

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    Ruth Wollerton
    April 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    A star wars battleship

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    Cat Boo
    April 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    A treehouse

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    Joanna Kasznicki
    April 30, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    My gingerbread house would be a big castle with tall towers and an icing moat

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    Lucy Robinson
    April 30, 2016 at 11:13 pm


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    Natalie Crossan
    April 30, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    A Hansel & Gretel style house

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