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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Fairytale Favours and Gingerbread Men!!

I live in Market Drayton, a small market town in North Shropshire which has been the home of gingerbread for the past 200 years.  The original recipe included rum in the ingredients and was enjoyed after being dipped in port!  However, over the years gingerbread has become far more fun (and a lot less boozy!)  Image on Food is a local company that has been lovingly creating gingerbread novelties for over 20 years.  Each piece is handcrafted using the finest ingredients and then is beautifully hand decorated by a team of skilled gingerbread decorators.  With top of the range technology, they can produce any shape, logo or design and supply customers from little farm shops through to major coffee house chains!

Fairytale Favours is Image on Foods online retail shop supplying their products directly to us...the public!  They create gorgeous edible gifts that can be posted to UK of BFPO addresses.  Their range of beautiful, handmade gingerbread cookies are perfect for any occasion.   They can provide unique wedding favours to make your special day even more special.  How about a cookie card to celebrate an upcoming birthday!  Celebrate the birth of a new baby with a baby bundle.  A Super Dad cookie would make the perfect Father's Day gift!  For a really impressive gift for birthdays, as a Get Well or Thank you present or just to say "I Love You" you could order a splendid Cookie Bouquet.  Much tastier than a bunch of flowers!!

I was thrilled to be given a Cookie Bouquet to sample.  It consists of six large, colourful, iced gingerbread flowers and a traditional gingerbread man displayed lovingly in a tin.  Each cookie is hand finished and wrapped in cellophane for freshness.  The bouquet is wrapped and tied with ribbon to create a beautiful and original gift...the sweetest way to show you care!!  A personalised greetings card is included and the gift can be dispatched on the same day if ordered by 12 noon from Monday to Thursday.  Delivery is free via courier.
The cookie bouquets will keep fresh for up to 3 months.  But there is no way they will last that long!!
The gingerbread is thick, crunchy and tastes delicious.  The icing is so pretty and all the colourings are completely natural. Each cookie is a good size.  The flowers are each over 4" across.



The cookie bouquet would make an amazing centrepiece to a table, ready for your guests to nibble on after dinner!  The appeal crosses the generations.  Freddy is 2 and he was delighted with the appearance of the cookie bouquet.  He was very excited to be given a gingerbread flower to munch on!

"Ooh look at this!  I want that one!"
"Lolly!!"
The cookies are mounted on sticks which have a sharp bottom where they are mounted into a polystyrene base, so we had to chop off the spike for Freddy to eat his "lolly" as he called it!  He actually loved having it on a stick and thought it was real fun to carry it about, licking the icing and chomping on the biccie!

Licking the icing!
Freddy loves it!!
Kids and adults alike love gingerbread and Fairytale Favours has a design for everyone. From farmyard animals to bugs to stars to teddy bears! They even have a Help for Heroes range featuring an RAF bear, a Navy bear, a Marine bear and an Army bear which helps support the worthwhile charity. 

You can order online on the site,  by post, fax or email and if you don't see exactly what you want you can call for help and information.  So if you are having a wedding, a hen night or if you want gingerbread for a corporate event, give them a ring!

The Cookie Bouquet that we received for this review is priced at £34.95 and available for free same day dispatch by courier if ordered on Mon-Thurs before 12pm.  You are able to personalise the ribbon colour and include a personalised gift card to make a completely unique gift for the lucky recipient.

Have a look at their Facebook Page and check out photos of their amazing creations (including their new summer designs for John Lewis!) and follow them on Twitter  for up to date news.

Image on Food is definitely a company that we Market Draytonians are rightfully proud of!!

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