Come and join me in my lovely East London kitchen-studio and learn how to create your very own gingerbread heart-shaped box. We'll start off with drinks and snacks while I introduce you to the wonderful world of biscuit building and then we'll move on to the main event, construction! This is a construction and decoration workshop so it's suitable for all abilities/experience levels. I'll talk you through everything step-by-step, sharing all my top tips for creating the best biscuit builds. Once everyone has finished building their heart-shaped box, there'll be plenty of time left to personalise yours using lots of hand-piped icing details and edible decorations. I'll also show you how to paint using edible metallics, to give it an extra special finish. Finally, we'll box up everyone's creations so they can safely travel home.
I'm the founder of Maid of Gingerbread, the only bakery in the UK to specialise in 3D biscuit creations. I've been building with biscuit for 10 years now using my special construction recipe and modern techniques. Over the years I've made London landmarks, working clocks, moving trains and intricate biscuit landscapes. I absolutely love sharing all the skills I've learnt to help others make their own beautiful biscuit creations.
A range of savoury and sweet snacks homemade or from local suppliers. Please let me know in advance if you have any special…
A range of teas and coffee will be available throughout the class, as well as juices and soft drinks.
I'll provide all the equipment you need, including an apron, so you just need to bring yourself!
The experience takes place in the Maid of Gingerbread kitchen studio, which is part of PlumRed Spaces - a group of studios around a courtyard right in the heart of Hackney, situated on a quiet Mews.
The entrance is the big black gates at the bottom of the hill of Clarence Mews. It's around an 8 minute walk from either Hackney Central or Hackney Downs stations and there are lots of buses that stop just around the corner.
Build a Gingerbread Heart-Shaped Box