Gingerbread: the perfect last-minute Christmas present

Christmas Gingerbread

I’ve just finished putting together a big batch of gingerbread for the children to give to their teachers this Christmas. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, simple homemade gift then it doesn’t get much better than this!

Christmas gingerbread

Bake your gingerbread (I used my usual recipe) and then ice with royal icing and an assortment of festive sprinkles. This year we made snowflakes and wreaths, decorated with holly sprinkles and glimmering dust from Waitrose.

Christmas gingerbread


Once the icing is dry (leave overnight), you can wrap these up prettily with cellophane, ribbons and labels. I bought a large sheet of cellophane from Wilkinson’s and cut it to size, but you could buy bags.

Christmas Gingerbread

Christmas Gingerbread



  1. Anna
    December 16, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you! I am not sure how to get some cellophane bags? Basic question, I know!

    • marmaladepie
      December 16, 2015 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks Anna – I should have mentioned that! I bought a packet of cellophane from Wilkinson’s and cut rectangles to size. Sellotape at the back and bottom and then tied with string/ribbon at the top 🙂

      • Anna
        December 16, 2015 / 8:40 pm

        Ah, great. Nice, simple and affordable!

        • marmaladepie
          December 17, 2015 / 8:28 pm

          Thanks Anna!

  2. December 16, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    They look lovely. I love making gingerbread, it’s such a fun, child-friendly bake. One day I’d love to make a gingerbread house, but I can’t see it happening any time soon!

    • marmaladepie
      December 17, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      I would LOVE to make a gingerbread house, but never seem to have enough time/enthusiasm! I do have a kit from Tiger though which I intend to let the boys loose on this weekend x

  3. Karen Keenan
    December 17, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Hi again Lizzie, from Karen in Yorkshire. My two boys, now nearly 25 and 22 made gingerbread recently and berated me for not having the right cutters – so I have had to go and buy some. Elder son’s now living in London so when I visited recently I took him a little cellophane bag containing the ones I’d made – to much acclaim.
    You’re right they do make a super little gift.
    Wishing you and your “three boys” all good wishes for the festive season and I’ll enjoy following you in 2016.

    • marmaladepie
      December 17, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      How lovely that your boys are still enjoying Gingerbread! Thank you so much for reading and commenting Karen, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

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