Wednesday, 4 November 2009



The days are getting shorter and the weather's getting colder which means Christmas is just around the corner!

I thought I'd make cookies as gifts for my friends this year to add a nice personal touch.

After a long search in Brighton for cookie cutters and plenty of misunderstandings from confused shop keepers who don't know what they are (one man in the 99p Store took me to the Pet Food aisle when I asked if they sold any)I found some in Bert's Homestore.

Bert's is all part of the current fascination with all things retro and homely. They are also the only place in Brighton I can find that sells cookie cutters, and they've whipped out their festive shapes just in time for the holiday season.

I bought a Christmas tree, an icicle, a snowman and a generic gingerbread man shape as these seemed the most clear in shape and the easiest to decorate. I plan on keeping decoration reasonable simple and elegant, i.e. the opposite to my Fireworks cupcakes.

Other than selling cute cookie cutters, Bert's also sells a wide range of housewares from cooking supplies to rustic decor and some wonderful storage baskets I had to buy made from Chinese newspapers.

This Saturday I will be baking some test run cookies and will post the recipe and some dos and don't that I'm sure will arise too.

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