Children create Swedish gingerbread houses with Miss Maud for Christmas


464098pa Hannah Rasmussen (10), of Kallaroo, gets a helping hand from Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) in creating her gingerbread house. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pb-c Zane Knight (9), of Attadale, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pb-c Zane Knight (9), of Attadale, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pd Aleisha Loh (8), of Waterford, displays her gingerbread house made with help from Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) and her pastry chefs. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098ps Aleisha Loh gets busy baking. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pe Christopher Toneman (6), of Woodvale, with his gingerbread house. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pf-g Bailey Otterman (8), of Cockburn, gives a thumbs up to gingerbread making with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098ph Kate Stevens (9), of Success, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pi Elsie Casie (6), of Palmyra, gives a thumbs up to gingerbread making with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pj Charlie Didlock (8), of Hocking, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pk Beau Mittler (6), of Morley, took his baking with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) very seriously. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pl Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) gave a lift to Lily Emery’s dream of one day having her own cupcake shop. The Yanchep eight-year-old and her mother love baking together. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pr Lily Emery gets some help. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pm Victoria Hill (9), of Kingsley, was very happy to meet Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pq Victoria Hill (9), of Kingsley, gets a lesson from Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098pn Emma Paterson (8), of Innaloo, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson

464098po Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) with some of her pastry chefs and the 12 competition winners.

464098pp Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) and some of the children get a baking lesson.

464098pt Emma Paterson and Christopher Toneman decorating their gingerbread houses. Picture: Jeff Atkinson
Children create Swedish gingerbread houses with Miss Maud for Christmas
464098pa Hannah Rasmussen (10), of Kallaroo, gets a helping hand from Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) in creating her gingerbread house. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pb-c Zane Knight (9), of Attadale, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pb-c Zane Knight (9), of Attadale, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pd Aleisha Loh (8), of Waterford, displays her gingerbread house made with help from Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) and her pastry chefs. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098ps Aleisha Loh gets busy baking. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pe Christopher Toneman (6), of Woodvale, with his gingerbread house. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pf-g Bailey Otterman (8), of Cockburn, gives a thumbs up to gingerbread making with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098ph Kate Stevens (9), of Success, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pi Elsie Casie (6), of Palmyra, gives a thumbs up to gingerbread making with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pj Charlie Didlock (8), of Hocking, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pk Beau Mittler (6), of Morley, took his baking with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) very seriously. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pl Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) gave a lift to Lily Emery’s dream of one day having her own cupcake shop. The Yanchep eight-year-old and her mother love baking together. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pr Lily Emery gets some help. Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pm Victoria Hill (9), of Kingsley, was very happy to meet Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pq Victoria Hill (9), of Kingsley, gets a lesson from Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098pn Emma Paterson (8), of Innaloo, with Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud). Picture: Jeff Atkinson 464098po Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) with some of her pastry chefs and the 12 competition winners. 464098pp Maud Edmiston (Miss Maud) and some of the children get a baking lesson. 464098pt Emma Paterson and Christopher Toneman decorating their gingerbread houses. Picture: Jeff Atkinson

TWELVE lucky children kicked off their festive season by creating Swedish gingerbread houses with hospitality icon Miss Maud.

The inaugural competition, held in conjunction with Community Newspaper Group, offered the youngsters the opportunity to join Maud Edmiston and her pastry chefs at a Christmas gingerbread-making party.

Among the winners were Victoria Hill (9), of Kingsley, Woodvale’s Christopher Toneman (6), Kallaroo resident Hannah Rasmussen (10), Charlie Didlock (8), of Hocking, Zane Knight (9), of Attadale, Waterford resident Aleisha Loh (8), Cockburn’s Bailey Otterman (8), Kate Stevens (9), of Success, Palmyra’s Elsie Casie (6), Morley resident Beau Mittler (6), Yanchep’s Lily Emery (8) and Emma Paterson (8), of Innaloo.

Outfitted in small aprons and mini chef hats, the youngsters rolled, cut, baked and decorated their own enchanting gingerbread houses and men, learning culinary skills to use throughout the year.

Zane said the experience was “as special as going to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory”.

The children were able to take their creations home, along with Miss Maud’s special recipe.

“It was a delight to share something so close to my heart with these beautiful boys and girls,” Ms Edmiston said.

“Gingerbread making has been in my family for generations and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love of this tradition with these young bakers – they really were very good.”

The competition was part of Miss Maud’s celebration of 45 years since opening her first Swedish coffee house in Perth.

Following its success, plans are already in motion for this year’s party.