Sweet secrets from Sweden
A WATERFORD youngster kicked off her holiday season by creating Swedish gingerbread houses with hospitality icon Miss Maud.
The inaugural competition, with Community Newspaper Group, gave 12 children a chance to join Maud Edmiston and her pastry chefs at a gingerbread making party.
Among the winners was eight-year-old Aleisha Loh.
Outfitted in small aprons and mini chef hats, the youngsters rolled, cut, baked and decorated their gingerbread houses and men, new learning culinary skills.
Nine-year-old Zane Knight, of Attadale, said the experience was “as special as going to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory”.
The children took their creations and the recipe home.
“It was a delight to share something so close to my heart with these beautiful boys and girls,” Ms Edmiston said.
The competition was part of Miss Maud’s celebration of 45 years since opening her first Swedish coffee house in Perth.
Gingerbread house winner Aleisha Loh with Maud Edmiston of Miss Maud hospitality group.