Monday, 16 August 2010

Sesame Street Gingerbread Men!

I've been baking quite a lot recently, I've got a lot to post up on my blog but this is gonna be the first thing I'm going to put up :). My cousins and family were up visiting from Birmingham this week so I decided to make them something, they had already ordered 6 Ferrero Rocher cakes for my cousin's birthday but he told me he really had wanted the cookie monster ones but thought it would be too difficult for me to make 6 of them and didn't really want to create too much work for me aw! I wouldnt have minded doing them! Anyway I decided to make some gingerbread men as well, theyre easy, cute and really fun to decorate, so I decided to create a couple of Sesame Street ones for him :). I made a Cookie Monster gingerbread man, dipped in blue coconut, with fondant white eyes and a white chocolate jazzie with chocolate chips for the cookie! mmmm! Then I made an Elmo gingerbread man dipped in red icing with fondant eyes and a cut up Dolly Mixture for the nose! fit in with my cupcake theme of course..I made a cupcake..gingerbread...well you can't really call it a man can you hehe! You'll see what I mean with the picture below hehe :).

Gingerbread Men
125g butter, at room temperature
100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
125ml (1/2 cup) golden syrup
1 egg, separated
375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour
1 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.

  2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

  3. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a 9cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.

  4. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Cookie Monster & Elmo

Cupcake Biscuit


Mimi said...

Those are adorable!

How To Be Perfect said...

These are adorable, I'm a huge cookie monster fan. Great stuff x

Suzler said...

Look at those! You're a baking genius.

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Lisa said...

I worshipped Sesame Street as a kid, especially the Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch (Elmo is too tame lol) Those are just the cutest and most perfect Sesame Street gingerbread men!

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

The cookie monster is one of my fav Sesame St characters, lovely job on the Gingerbread version. Any kid and quite a few adults would adore it.

Paris Pastry said...

How adorable! A cookie version of the cookie monster! Yum!

Ingrid said...

Cute! Especially cookie monster!

poeateryinmotion said...

Those are so adorable!!

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