This gingerbread is hard as a rock, and the frosting sets up like cement. Just what you want if you plan to make a gingerbread house. This post has my favorite recipes for construction gingerbread, royal icing and poured sugar.
Oops, I accidentally made something pretty for Valentine's day. These sweet little crepes in the shape of roses are actually very simple to make. If you do want to pull of a whimsical, restauranty dessert for someone sweet, then I've included a complete how-to.
Nothing says wintry decadence like dried fruits and nuts soaked in rum. And don't worry if you normally hate fruitcake; unless you grew up in the Caribbean, this is not your grandma's fruitcake. And even in the world of wonderfully diverse local fruitcakes, this one is truly unique.