All The Gingerladies
Whip up a batch of 'gingerbrides' for your favorite bride.
It's summer, and you know what that means: a wedding practically every weekend. And while the wedding is the big event, I find myself at bridal showers, bachelorette parties and of course, sheva brachot. If you're attending any of these events, make sure to bring along some 'gingerbride' cookies. I promise they'll be the hit of the party!
Most craft or baking stores will sell a 'female' gingerbread man cookie cutter, and from then on it's simple to turn them into gingerbrides with the help of a little frosting. You can use the recipe I provide or pick up "cookie icing" at most supermarkets. Make sure to buy the icing designed for cookies; it will usually say that it dries hard or "sets up."
I also put some sparkly sprinkles at a local craft store to add a little "bling" to my wedding dresses, but of courser you can decorate them any way you see fit.
Amy Spiro is a journalist and writer based in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute's baking and pastry track, a regular writer for The Jerusalem Post and blogs at bakingandmistaking.com. She also holds a BA in Journalism and Politics from NYU.