Tis the season for baking gingerbread! What a wonderful holiday tradition. The term gingerbread is an old French word, which actually means “preserved ginger”. Decorating gingerbread houses began in Germany in the early 1800s after the Brothers Grimm published their fairy tale collection which included “Hansel and Gretel”. Early German settlers brought this lebkuchenhaeusle (gingerbread house) tradition to the Americas. A gingerbread house can be made to look like anything, with the important rule of it being constructed entirely of edible items, most importantly candy and gingerbread. Whether you are celebrating the holidays or just looking for a fun activity to express your creativity, gingerbread houses are the perfect way to spend your time and create a Lasting Impression. So go create a delicious memory today and make a Gingerbread house.
“And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.”William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost