After 4 years of working on Gingerbread Corner, it really is nice to look back at when we first started because you never realize how far you have come until you look back.
So for those who are not aware, my sister and I had been trying different types of businesses beforehand. We tried to sell handmade jewelry, Pashmina scarves, also selling second hand items on Ebay but none of them lasted very long.
Then one of my sister’s friends was getting married and she was trying to look for wedding bombonieres and she saw a picture on the internet of gingerbread people with the names of each wedding guest written across their stomachs and so she decided that she really wanted gingerbread at her wedding.
That’s when my sister and I decided why don’t we try it and also turn it into a business!
So in August 2010, we made our very first batch of gingerbread cookies as a test to see how they would turn out. I remember keeping the raw batch too long in the fridge that when we took it out to roll, it was just so tough and we were breaking out into a sweat. We also only had one rolling pin so we had to take turns with rolling the dough, which was kind of a good idea because the person rolling got so tired from the hard cookie dough!
As you will see from the photos below these were the results from our very first ever cookie batch that we made…I’m very happy to say that we have definitely improved. But looking at these pictures, makes me smile and feel great that we are still continuing on with Gingerbread Corner and I honestly believe that it will not end anytime soon.