Hello! My name is Fay Millar, and I am the face behind Gingerbread World. I ran a bespoke cake business, Brighton Cakes, for more than ten years, making hundreds of cakes, which I absolutely loved. We created everything from the Brighton i360 and the Harry Potter sorting hat to Paddington Bear and Lionel Richie out of cake.
But every year, we also made hundreds of gingerbread houses. It was something that was born out of necessity in a way. When my marriage imploded in spectacular fashion (though that’s a story for another day!) I wracked my brains for something I could do with the kids and which would also earn me a bit more money. I hit upon gingerbread and downloaded the first recipe and template from the internet I came across. A bit of trial and error later, the kids loved it and we had an awesome gingerbread house design.