I began making gingerbread men for my childrens' school tea and cakes sales once a week. After a few weeks and 100 gingerbread men later I decided to test my products in local cafes and delicatessens - they were an instant hit and very soon after I was selling into Waterstones cafes across London and orders began pouring in from some very well known retail, media and advertising companies.
Some of our customers
Since 2012 The Gingerbread Man has made biscuits for some very recognisable brands such as:
ITV (Three separate ITV1 programmes)
Radisson Blu Edwardian
Bulgari Hotel Knightsbridge
BoomEnts for 3 West End shows
Fetch Publicity for two movie launches (Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures)
Carphone Warehouse for their head office Christmas Party John Bell and Croyden Pharmacy (Wigmore Street)
Cambridge Satchel Company
Battersea Pie Station
Berwin Leighton Paisner (Now Brian Cave Leighton Paisner)
and many smaller businesses and individual customers.
No Preservatives, No Colouring, Just Gingerbread!
I'm talking a break from The Gingerbread Man whilst I run a Covid-19 Test Centre
I was approached by a famous healthy food retailer about supplying them with gingerbread biscuits at Christmas and Halloween in their 7 UK stores.
We'll see how it goes.
Sorry folks. I can't rent a kitchen and I certainly can't bake at home with a full house!
Let's see how things are after lockdown.
Get your orders in before we follow other countries and go into lockdown!
Celebrate Valentine's Day with some gingerbread biscuits of your design.
Show the special someone in your life how much you love them with some bespoke biscuits.
It's a new year! Buy some biscuits to celebrate!!!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This is such a busy time! Orders are coming thick and fast.
I've had some really fun orders.
Get your orders in before 19th December!
Orders are starting to come in for Christmas.
The Battersea Pie Station in Covent Garden have already put in their Christmas orders. Check out Battersea Pie Station, great food and nice staff.
I've added two new products:
Gingerbread brides and Gingerbread grooms.
They look great and if you're planning a wedding they'll make great favours.
Two really great orders:
Men, women, sharks and unicorns for the world's largest social network dating site.
Gingerbread brides and grooms for a lovely couple in Kent who were getting married.
Beginning the process of finding a new kitchen. Once open it will greatly increase my capacity.
Designing new products
Already taken a large order for November!
Gearing up for the beginning of the Christmas rush.
I am making 10 gingerbread houses this year.
Fully decorated houses will cost £45. Undecorated houses will cost £30 and undecorated flat packed houses will cost £20.
My biscuits appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain as part of the entertainment section talking about a famous baking show on channel 4
It has been a very busy Christmas period and I had some really enjoyable orders.
Kitchen is open again and already the orders have been pouring in!
Closing the kitchen for a few weeks whilst we welcome a new addition to the family. I should be back in early November.
The kitchen is open again for orders following a refit. I am once again taking orders.
Busier than I have ever been. By 23rd December I will have baked almost 3000 biscuits since mid November!
Things are really starting to heat up in the kitchen.
I'm curently baking laptops, gingerbread men, gingerbread women, gingerbread brogues (shoes), bespoke christmas baubles and more next month too!
By the time I close the kitchen for Christmas I will have hand cut, hand baked and hand decorated around 1500 biscuits.
My business is just me, with the exception of these next few weeks, when my wonderful wife is dealing with email and telephone requests for orders.
I'm still taking orders, however my earliest delivery slot is 19th December 2016.
Beginning work on more Cockerels for a Nottingham based clothing company. This is their third large order this year!
Should, hopefully begin working on an order for UCL, another repeat customer.
Have had to close the kitchen due to the death of my infant son.
Made 80 gingerbread men for Elizabeth Arden.
Late June to July 2016
I'll be closing the kitchen again for a few weeks whilst my infant son has heart surgery. I should be taking orders again from the end of July.
I made 200 gingerbread 'revolutionary fists' for a fashion company I worked with in January for the launch of their new collection at London Collection Men. Great clients, who like to think outside the box with their design requests.
Closing the kitchen for a few weeks whilst we welcome a new addition to the family.
If you want to order anything for June onwards do get in touch.
Thanks, Simon, The Gingerbread Man
New year and new orders.
Freehand cutting 150 cockerels for 8th January for a Nottingham based clothes company exhibiting their autumn/winter mens range in London.
I love bespoke orders, they keep things really exciting.
I said in December I was expecting to make 1500 biscuits, in fact I made 1700 biscuits, including:
Cats, bears, shoes, men, houses and a factory, catering to national and international brands.
What a crazily busy month this is!
By the end of December I will have made over 1500 biscuits, houses and a factory!
There are not enough hours in the day this month.
Merry Christmas everyone.
The kitchen will be closed from 22nd December 2015 to 4th January 2016.
The orders are coming in for December and already it looks like it is going to be a very busy time.
I already have a large order for one the UK's leading marketing companies and a heritage shoe manufacturer.
I have received a lot of enquiries from well known brands and companies asking for traditional products and some less traditional and innovative products.
I made three gingerbread houses and 150 gingerbread men for King's Venues (king's College Events) which they took to the Square Meal food festival to promote their services. People visiting the stall were able to decorate the gingerbread men and their's was named best stall at the event.
Have received several enquiries regarding large orders for September and December.
I made 100 gingerbread unicorns for a West End play featuring the said characters.
I gave an interview to Bake Club, an online magazine who were looking for hints, tips and inspiration for baking gingerbread biscuits. You can visit there website at: www.baked-and-delicious.com
I was asked by Fetch Publicity to make a bespoke order for a Warner Brothers film launch. They were delivered on 16th July. I had lots of fun with this project and the team at Fetch were great.
Took an order placed from Japan to be delivered to an address in Central London for sharks and unicorns.
Made gingerbread house for a child's birthday party
14th: Made two-tone gingerbread valentine hearts.
9th: I made reheaded gingerbread men for Redken/L'Oreal.
8th: Received a last minute order from a well known retailer fro 150 decorated gingerbread men to be delivered on 11th December.
8th: Delivered the first two of this year's flat packed gingerbread houses.
3rd: Delivered 100 gingerbread characters from a well known West End theatre show. I made two templates and hand cut each one.
The fair at Kite Studios went well and my florentines in particular were a hit! I took some orders for gingerbread houses.
I will be running a stall at the Kite Studios http://kitestudios.org/ on Friday 29th and saturday 30th November.
Come along and buy something nice for Christmas.
27th: I delivered 200 gingerbread men and two gingerbread houses to the Foodies Festival at the Old Truman Brewery in East London. This is an international food festival attracting 20,000 to 30,000 people over three days. I was tied up with other commitments otherwise I'd have taken a pitch.
18th: I made 70 new design gingerbread princesses, complete with fringes and frilly dresses for a bithday party.
5th: I made gingerbread women for a customer for a birthday party. This was a first, however they turned out rather well.
17th: I ran a stall at an early bird chritmas fair in Shepherd's Bush. My products sold well and I took some orders for gingerbread houses.
I've been making gingerbread pumpkins and bats throughout October.
I was asked to design gingerbread products, including gingerbread log cabins for the launch of a mainstream horror comedy movie.
28th: I was asked to make an undecorated gingerbread house for a television programme on ITV called "Who's Doing The Dishes?" in which Pat Sharp and a guest decorated the gingerbread house.
14th: I was asked by a children's author if I could design and make 5000 gingerbread biscuits in the shape of their fictional character. 5000 was too much this time. Maybe in the future I'll be geared up to make those numbers.
12th: Made and delivered a special order of 30 gingerbread sharks for a London-based entertainments company for a viewing of the film 'Jaws'. I included 4 sharks with cayenne pepper that can bite back when you take a bite.
11th: Made and delivered 150 gingerbread unicorns to The Vaudeville Theatre on The Strand for a gala breakfast for the musical "I Believe in Unicorns".
Received a special order from the entertainments company I delivered to in 2013 for personalised gingerbread men as part of a contract they were pitching for. They went down very well.
Taking a bit of time off to move house. Back soon...
27th: Made and delivered an additional 70 gingerbread men for the same advertising agency.
26th: Made and delivered 220 gingerbread men for the London branch of an interational advertising agency.
Made regular deliveries to local cafés such as Raoul's, Eat Me Drink Me and Brackenburys.
Made regular deliveries to local cafés such as Raoul's, Eat Me Drink Me and Brackenburys.
13th: I made and delivered 50 gingerbread men to a leading London private school
7th: The Gingerbread Man made and supplied 200 gingerbread knights to a London-based entertainments company who organised a family event for a well know West End musical.
I made my first three Gingerbread Houses of the winter for Brackenburys and Waterstones. They have a new design and taste and smell as good as ever.
My Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread Teds are selling better than ever. They are now sold at Brackenbury's shops in Brackenbury Village, Askew Road and Barnes. You can also buy them at three Raoul's Branches in Hammersmith, Maida Vale and Notting Hill. You can also buy my Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread Teds at Waterstones at the following branches: Piccadilly, Greenwich and Richmond.
I have begun making gingerbread biscuits for children's birthday parties and recently designed and created 50 gingerbread princesses. (See the Products page for details) Get in touch to discuss how many you will need.
Other designs can also be created to cater for boys and non-princess loving girls.
Christmas is coming...
And so are my Gingerbread Houses. I will be making a limited number so be sure to get in touch to place your order. They start at £45 and I'm taking orders now!
I have begun supplying Waterstones cafés with gingerbread men and teddies. This is through Brackenbury's café.
I've added two new products to the range:
Have just made and delivered my first orders to Raoul's Hammersmith Deli and Raoul's Maida Vale Deli
The Gingerbread Man enjoyed a very good December. The Gingerbread Sheds were a hit!
I'm busy inventing new recipes to add to the range. More news in February.
Busy baking for local winter fairs, Gingerbread Teds proving very popular.
We completely sold out with the Gingerbread Ted hunt last weekend!
Launched new Gingerbread Sheds in time for Christmas.