Miss Maud’s sweet tradition to continue

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

PLANS are already in motion for this year’s gingerbread house-making party after the success of last year’s, when an Innaloo youngster was lucky enough to kick off their festive season by creating the Swedish treats with Perth hospitality icon Miss Maud.

The inaugural competition, held in conjunction with Community Newspaper Group, offered 12 children the opportunity to join Maud Edmiston and her pastry chefs at a Christmas gingerbread making party.

Among the winners was eight-year-old Emma Paterson.

Outfitted in aprons and mini chef hats, the youngsters rolled, cut, baked and decorated their own enchanting gingerbread houses and men.

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Nine-year-old Zane Knight 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.