Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

For this week challenge I was considering the meaning of the word “delicate” a lot. First, it meant to me something fragile, elegant, soft, and then sweet, tasty. And finally I found out what I would write about: about our gingerbreads because they are delicate in all meanings of this word and we make them during Christmas Season, so it is the best topic for now :-).

It is very traditional to make small gingerbread cookies in all possible shapes and they are decorated with sugar icing. Families share the recipes and decoration styles, ladies are competing whose gingerbread would be nicer. One of the recipes can be found here.

However, as I bake neither gingerbreads nor even other traditional Czech Cookies (when you havebigger family who does 50 different kinds, you don’t have to participate, you just have to eat it :-)), I can’t put here any pictures from the preparation of the gingerbreads.  I wrote a post about Betlem Exhibition in Prague few days ago and now I will use some shots of gingerbreads from this exhibition as well.

Advent Wreath with 4 candles, waiting for Christmas in Advent time

Advent Wreath with 4 candles, waiting for Christmas in Advent time

Nativity scenes, but also St. Nicolas with Angel and Devils, another Advent tradition

Nativity scenes, but also St. Nicolas with Angel and Devils, another Advent tradition

GIngerbreads for your table and taste

Gingerbreads for your table and taste

Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village

Christmas Tree decorations

Christmas Tree decorations

Really piece of art

Real piece of art

GIngerbread forms . different shapes

Gingerbread forms – different shapes

How sold at Christmas Markets

How sold at Christmas Markets

Gingerbread motif used for Bank commercial :-)

Gingerbread motif used for Bank commercial, displey and envelope

My Post about Christmas:
PragueChristmasSKOI

Betlémy – nativity scenes
Christmas Market in Prague Old Town
Christmas Crafts Markets in Prague
Czech Christmas Ornaments (Rautis)
Traditional Gingerbreads
Christmas Wish 2012
Family Tradition – Fire-crackers

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  2. poppytump
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 17:24:40

    These are terrific Katy so many different designs and ways with Gingerbread ..they make a real centre piece on a table .
    I have only tried once to make a Gingerbread House from scratch including making the cardboard template etc and I have to tell you it was a Total Disaster 😀 from thoughts of a beautiful iced house all I was left with were Gingerbread Biscuit Snaps LOL

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    • PragueByKaty
      Dec 22, 2012 @ 17:30:23

      🙂 my first and only Gingerbread try was a Christmas tree, but I already make bad shapes of the tree and I burned it a bit … maybe somewhere in the future I will try again, when I am brave more 🙂

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  3. Island Traveler
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 17:26:58

    My son is a fan of Gingerbread man. Christmas or no Christmas , he loves to read stories about him. And we do make our simple Gingerbread house which we adorn with candies. A fun series of pictures. The Advent wreath with 4 candles is symbolic and inspiring. Thanks.

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  10. marycbridge
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 16:55:48

    Lovely blog and intriguing choice of topic for your posts, great job. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. Whenever (very soon I hope) I decide to come to Prague, your blog will be my main reference point, I’m sure!

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