Bex at the Dunsandel Store Cafe with her gingerbread house

Dunsandel’s Christmas baking

by Ann van Engelen

Baker Bex Savage has been busy creating cookies and a Dunsandel Store gingerbread house along with Christmas fruit tarts as a way to bring extra cheer to the community this holiday season.

“I made the gingerbread house to inspire people to make one with their family at home as a fun tradition to get into,” says Bex.

“It is nice and bright, and it just makes you happy. They are slightly challenging, but you can decorate them however you like. Then I decided to make reindeer and Christmas tree cookies, and the Christmas mince tarts to give people other ideas. I thought if I can bake them — so can others. The cookies are great for children to make as well. It is nice for families to come together and decorate their creations. It is a lot of fun and quite therapeutic.

They also make good gifts to give to friends and family.

“This year has been really good for us here in Dunsandel with lots of new faces joining the community and repeat customers travelling through. The cafe is shut on Christmas and Boxing Day, and then we will be open right through so people travelling past can stop for a break and grab a coffee. It is a really busy road with people heading south or north, and we hope everyone stays safe on their travels.

“We wish all of our customers a good Christmas, and we look forward to meeting new faces over the holiday period.”