It all looked so easy. Perhaps too easy. The adorable Skiing Gingerman cookie I saw on Pinterest. How cute, how fun, how …. not so easy.
Ingredients For The Skiing Gingerman
- Store bought Pepperidge Farm Gingerman or homemade Gingerman
- stick pretzels
- White and black frosting store bought or Wilton Icing Colors
- Mini candy canes
- Parchment or wax paper
How To Make A Skiing Gingerman Cookie
This is where the wheels of the idea began to spin and hit a major rut. I knew going in that gravity would be an issue in setting up the skiing gingerman.
Assemble your materials. Use 3/4 of each candy cane as the ski.
Prep the gingerman with white icing for the nose and black icing for the eyes and face. Now you are ready to glue.
Use the white icing as glue.
Glue the base of the candy canes to the parchment or wax paper.
After the icing has set (one wheel falling off), attach the gingerman to the candy canes with icing (two more wheels falling off), then attach the pretzel sticks to the paper and the hands of the gingerman (crash, bang, last wheel falls off).
I tried this many ways and was oh so close.
I reversed the process and tried attaching the pretzel ski poles first then adding the gingerman to the candy cane skiis. Either way, gravity is not your friend.
Tips I found for this project:
- the icing must be thick
- set the gingerman’s pretzel poles quickly
- propping up the snowman until the icing sets helps, as does putting the gingerman in the freezer to set the icing.
The first clue that this may be at least an intermediate project was the lack of directions I could find along with the Pinterest pin. The photo looked enticing. No directions to be found.
I do think with a little more time and patience that a little village of Skiing Gingerman could be made.
This will have to be a try again next year recipe. I’m not ready to give up, but in the meantime …
For a point of reference, here is the original recipe link, sans directions.
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