Spring is knocking on our door in the Santa Ynez Valley. The lilacs are blooming, the roses are budding, and gangly grape vines are bursting with budbreak in acre upon acre of vineyards. Following a week of much needed rain, our charred hills are finally turning a bright verdant green.
In the spirit of following nature’s signals of renewal, we’ve decided to update our Spring Gingerbread House. The deep brown roof that’s so warm and comforting in the dead of winter, is not particularly bursting with the enthusiasm of spring. So we’ve swapped it out for a bright and cheery yellow roof made from sturdy short-dough. It’s seated in a bed of light green royal icing ‘grass’, then trimmed with your choice of pink, green, yellow, or blue royal icing.
Nature’s baby creatures welcome you at both the front and back door, and colorful edible flowers and bulbs are blooming in the garden. The roofline is adorned with eggs, with side featuring the hand-iced names of family or friends. We’ll also hand-inscribe a greeting for you such as, “Happy Easter”, “Happy Spring”, or “Welcome Friends.”
Just as with our Gingerbread Houses for Christmas and Hanukkah, our Spring Gingerbread Houses make unique holiday gifts for Easter – order them online and we’ll ship them to your door or to family and friends across the country.
We also have beautifully decorated egg-shaped Easter cookies, abundant Easter baskets, and our steadfast offerings of pastries (including hot cross buns) that are perfect for Easter brunches and breakfasts.
We hope your spring is filled with new exciting new adventures for you and your family, and trust that your Easter or Passover holidays are filled with the pleasure of family and friends.
(PS – apologies to our friends on the East Coast who are still enduring winter weather – sending you warm thoughts!)