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Mr & Mrs Gingerbread In Christmas Jumpers

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We had a lot of fun designing and decorating Christmas jumpers on these gingerbread cookies.    You may also like to check out our Gingerbread Family Cookie/Pastry Cutters which make slightly smaller cookies but are just as cute. They are really easy to do and a project the whole family can be involved with.

You Will Need:-
Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter Kit
Gingerbread Lady Cookie Cutter Kit
Sattina Sugarpaste in True Red, Grass GreenWhite
Circle Cutter from Reversible 6 Piece Circular Cutter Set
Cornflour Pouch
Small Non-Stick Rolling Pin
Set Of 4 Texture Sheets
Fmm Upper Case Alphabet & Number Cutter Set
PME Plastic Christmas Tree Cutters, Set of 3
Medium Snowflake Plunger Cutter
Snowflake Sprinkles
Small Straight Palette Knife
Royal Icing
Piping Bag (cut with a tiny hole)
Small Three Leaf Holly Plunger Cutter
Edible Glue
Small amount of Jam

1. Before you start, dust your work surface and hands with cornflour. Choose your colour theme and roll out the coloured sugarpaste to a couple of millimetres thick. To give the jumpers a wooly look, place the wool texture sheet over the icing and roll over once with your rolling pin. Remove the texture sheet and cut out the jumpers using the gingerbread man and woman cutters.

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2. Use a circle cutter around the neck line and mark a ribbing effect with a palette knife around the neck, arms and bottom of the jumper. Brush or spread a little jam over the cookie where the jumper will sit and carefully attach the icing onto the cookie.

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3. Roll out small amounts of coloured icing, emboss with the wool texture sheet as before and cut out different shapes to decorate the jumpers.

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4. You can use shaped sprinkles such as snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas trees etc and we have decorated Mrs Gingerbread with a small holly and berry decoration on her head. Pipe some eyes,  nose and mouth with royal icing.

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5. If you are adding the gingerbread couple to a cake and would like to add some wording, or add a name to the bottom of your cookies, the Fmm Upper Case Alphabet & Number Cutter Set are perfect for cutting out small letters. Dust them with cornflour, roll out some modelling or florist paste, try Decor-Ice Carnation Red Flower & Modelling Paste By Renshaw, and leave for a couple of minutes before cutting out. To get the letters out of the cutters, tap them on the side of your counter and they should pop out.

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