Make and Bake Gingerbread Snowman
Reviewed by Michelle Wright
This is a fabulous baking activity to enjoy with your children. With much excitement, my seven year old daughter and I decided to try this snowman gingerbread kit on a Sunday afternoon.
The packaging design is really lovely – it’s colourful enough to be eye catching and very festive. The card packaging has a little handle at the top – a really attractive shape, which makes this a lovely gift for someone.
As she is currently learning weights at school, my daughter read out the ingredients and instructions before we started.
We sourced all the equipment we needed and were really surprised that the only additional ingredient we would need to make the gingerbread was the soft butter – everything else could be found in the box, including biscuit mix, icing sugar, raisins and the cutter of the snowman.
We worked through the instructions line by line, letter by letter which were very easy to understand. I only have one small criticism which is one of the instructions states to “add in the flour, ginger and cinnamon” – well this caused such a traumatic few minutes when we realised that we didn’t have any of those ingredients in stock and our bakery fun would have to come to an abrupt halt! What the instruction actually meant was to add the biscuit mix (which is how it had been described further up the packaging). The biscuit mix itself was actually the flour, ginger and cinnamon!
Once we had recovered from this confusion we continued with the instructions and after the mix had cooled in the fridge for a couple of hours, the fun of cutting shapes began!
Once we had our snowmen on our baking sheets (we made 15 from this mix), they went into the oven to bake for 15 minutes at 190c. The fabulous smell of cinnamon filled the house – and they really did smell delicious!
After they had cooled, we mixed the icing which had been supplied and decorated our biscuits adding raisons for eyes and buttons.
The biscuits tasted really lovely – the ginger wasn’t too strong and the cinnamon gave a lovely warm taste.
I would rate this product 5 out 5 although I do think that the instructions need to be altered so they are consistent and the description on the website is also of another product!
Available to buy from www.cargohomeshop.com