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I didn’t get round to uploading any photos of last years ginger bread house but anyone that’s been to our house in the last year will have seen it! It’s been on the sideboard as a permanent feature all year! There’s no chance we’ll eat it now, but it makes a great Christmas decoration and having had baby Chloe just three weeks ago there certainly won’t be time to make one this year! Click <!–morehere to see more photos of my magical house.–>

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Our Dad used to call Emma Sugar Plum as a nickname when we were little so we both enjoy making and baking things with a sugar plum theme. I found a photo of an unusual shaped gingerbread house on Pinterest (found here) and used this as my inspiration for the design. It wasn’t an easy shape to assemble but having made a template from cardboard I knew it would work.

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I kept the roof separate and turned it upside down to add the purple sweets on each corner, so that when I turned it the right was up the sweets were hanging down. For the circular biscuits I iced them and sprinkled them with granulated sugar which I had mixed with green petal dust to give it a subtle green colour. The rest of the decoration was fun, I found lots of purple and green sweets and stuck them on in various patterns to create a pretty house.

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P1170242ABefore I started Gloverly Cupcakes, Becky and I discussed starting a blog with “Sugarplum” in the name. Why? Because it was my nickname when I was younger and it fitted in with the baking theme. I didn’t want to steal the name for a blog on my own, so I came up with Gloverly Cupcakes. Now Becky has joined me we want to keep the Gloverly Cupcakes name, but we also want to have a link to sugarplums. The first step was creating a new logo. The next step was to create a signature bake –

sugar plum cupcakes.

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