Tiny Gingerbread Houses at BreadTalk

Tiny homes are in the rage in this day and age. Lifestyle channels on TV are filled with a selection of series centered around tiny houses. Albeit tiny, these houses are incredibly cute. The ones with creative additions are astounding, and this realm is a budding engineer’s and architect’s dream. Tiny houses have made their way to a whole new world – gingerbread. Yes, this Christmas staple has taken a page out of the tiny house concept and it’s just too cute to pass by without wanting to make a purchase (or two, in my case). I can imagine these little houses being used in a tiny Christmas village display! It would be a gingerbread enactment of Gulliver’s Travels when a regular-sized gingerbread man is placed amongst these houses in gingerbread Lilliput.

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As someone who has a love-hate relationship with a selection of ingredients, I’m not typically fond of ginger and cinnamon. As the holidays are all about coming together and placing differences aside, I’m leaning towards ‘love’ for these ingredients – as long as they’re used in gingerbread cookies with sugar icing!

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BreadTalk reigns as one of the most famous and loved bakeries in Singapore. This bakery chain is available virtually everywhere in many shopping centers around the island.

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BreadTalk’s gingerbread cookies are pre-packed and they’re presented wonderfully with Santa-red ribbons. Shopping for the perfect gingerbread house is like being in an episode of House Hunters. From designs to structure, everything’s considered before making a decision. I eventually made my picks – which were two of the most cutest ones I found among the bunch.

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Upon opening the packaging, a light aroma of gingerbread greeted me. Gingerbread is neither too soft nor hard in my opinion. The houses are structurally-sound, as white sugar icing binds each piece together like magical cement. One of the houses is set in a snowy scene, with crystal-like snow showered on its roof. The other house exudes love and warmth from those lovely hearts and red windows.

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Flavor-wise, it’s a nicely spiced cookie that isn’t too strong for anyone whose taste buds are delicate with spices, like mine. Although ginger shines in the cookie, I liked the gingerbread and icing together as the icing softened the spices’ intensity. It isn’t vastly different from a regular gingerbread cookie, but the design is a winner for me. Bringing sweet and spice together for the holiday season is one of the best parts of these gingerbread houses.

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