The Great Storytime Bake Off with Clair Rossiter!
Our Story time event took a different creative direction this weekend, as we turned our hand to cake decorating – well gingerbread man decorating, to be precise…
We were joined by the very lovely Clair Rossiter who has just illustrated a brand new book for children by star of The BBc’s Great British Bake off 2015, Nadiya Hussain.
Clair read the story of The Not Just Ginger Gingerbread Guy – (he’s a guy these days – super cool!)
The story has a wonderful culinary twist, in that this gingerbread guy has a secret ingredient — he’s full of star anise! Clair brought in ginger and star anise for the children to see and smell — such a wonderfully interactive idea. She also made some extremely tasty biscuits containing star anise for everyone to try.
Then we all had the chance to decorate a gingerbread man or two… or three (sugar highs all round!)
This was a wonderful event and we’d like to thank Clair, and all the families who joined us.
If you’d like to work with Clair, you can reach her via her agent, Arabella Stein here.
NEXT TIME at Storytime Sunday…
We have that swashbuckling sailor, Fred Blunt and his merry band of pirates!
This book is full of humour and comedy – think Monty Python (for kids) and Horrible Histories (clearly for adults and kids!) and that’s Fred’s style.
We absolutely can’t wait, it’s going to be a great morning!
You can book your tickets to see Fred here.
And read about the making of Captain Falsebeard in a Wild Goose Chase here.
We look forward to seeing you me hearrtieeeees! Aaaarrrhhhh!