Friday, September 17, 2010

You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!


Did you know that gingerbread dates back to ancient times? Ginger and other spices were used as a cure for tummy aches. Small gingerbread cakes with symbols of the sun were used to celebrate the return of the sun at the Winter Solstice. When the cost of spices brought to Europe from the Middle East dropped gingerbread became more popular. The first Gingerbread Man was said to have been created for Queen Elizabeth I. After the publication of the Grimm's Brother's fairy tales in the 1800's Gingerbread houses and men became very popular. I though that was fun info who knew! I just finished my first Gingerbread Man of the season. I think he looks good enough to eat. He's here if you'd like to catch him!

10 comments:

Guillaume said...

I love that gingerbread man tale! Got to read the Grimm version.

Lisa said...

This is one of my favorite stories...and of course, I love gingerbread, especially yours!

Above the Norm said...

Love the story and is one of my favorite cookies at holiday times.

The Bird said...

Your little gingerbread man is just too adorable *squee* :)

yoborobo said...

OMG - this is just too cute. Your gingie with that fox. :))) Happy weekend - Pam

Halloween Spirit said...

Oh Becca! How CUTE!

Dede said...

Your gingerbread man looks so life like. I bet you make killer cookies! Even as old as the kids are, they still want to make gingerbread houses during the holidays. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

(((HUGS)))

magikalseasons said...

Thank friends glad you like him! I need to whip up another batch of these guys. Oh Dede I would love to bake more. This time of year I like to bake spice cupcakes. Wishing everyone a great weekend too! :)

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Oh he's so stinking cute Becca!

"Run, Run, fast as you can...you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread man!"

"No, No....not the gumdrop buttons!"

:o)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Awesome job! He looks good enough to EAT (oh no!). Theresa