Another addition to this year's Christmas boxes was gingerbread men. Everyone seems to like gingerbread men, and I had bought a "Cursed Cookie" cutter the year before to make gingerbread men that were in the shape of voodoo dolls.
The gingerbread recipe that I used was from the Bourke Street Bakery Cookbook - I have previously posted the recipe here. This is a really nice tasting gingerbread. This time, I made 20 gingerbread men using a large cutter. I lost three f them because I accidentally lighted the wrong burner on the stovetop where they were cooling, and you can guess the rest. I was lucky not to lose the whole tray.
To decorate my gingerbread men, I took a leaf from my Day of the Dead cookie decorating experience and topped the gingerbread with white fondant that I had stamped with the voodoo doll design from the cookie cutter. I highlighted the details using Queen writing icing pens.
I think these gingerbread men looked pretty cool, and the gingerbread tasted good - I ate the head from one of the burned gingerbread men, as the head had escaped the heat of the gas burner.