Gingerbread Houses & Workshops
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Traditionally during the winter holidays, families decorate their tables with gingerbread houses. This activity is always a blast for both children and adults. Decorating a gingerbread house as a family is a great way to bond, while also using imagination and crafting skills. Gingerbread houses are generally adorned with icing, colorful candy, and whimsical toys for an added touch. If you want to impress your holiday guests, there is no better way than creating a beautiful gingerbread house and having it on display.
Are you curious about the history of gingerbread houses?
According to Making Gingerbread Houses by Rhonda Massingham, the first known recipe for gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC! Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century and quickly became associated with Christmas. The popularity of gingerbread houses rose in 1812, when the Brothers Grimm wrote about the misadventures of Hansel and Gretel. Most of us know the story of the two siblings abandoned in the forest by their parents, whom find themselves in the gingerbread house of an old cannibal witch. The witch’s house was decorated with sweets and treats, composed entirely of gingerbread to tempt children.
At the Amphora Bakery we are proud to offer Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops! Our workshops for children appeal to ages 4 – 12. From candy canes, to sugar plums and snowflakes, we have all of the candy and decorations to turn your gingerbread house into a festive work of edible art set in a magical winter wonderland! We encourage parents and guardians to join their child to help them decorate a gingerbread house. Take home kits are also available for Purchase if you prefer decorate your gingerbread house at home but with all the perfect stuff to do it. Register online at http://amphorabakery.com/workshops/winter-holiday-gingerbread-workshops/
Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Join us for Amphora Bakery’s Fourth Annual Adult Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop Party! Teens are also welcome. This workshop includes beverages and appetizers! Enjoy snacking will you create your masterpiece. Celebrate the season with your friends and enjoy the fun. We will provide all of the materials you need to create your dream gingerbread house. From frosted candy roofs to fences and Christmas sleighs, utilize our premium decorating candies, figurines and sugar confections. Register online at http://amphorabakery.com/workshops/adult-gingerbread-house-workshops-take-home-kits/
If you don’t have time to decorate your own gingerbread house or if you prefer professional work, Amphora Bakery has several beautiful gingerbread house designs that you will love to take home! http://amphorabakery.com/seasonal/winter-specials/gingerbread-houses/