All Aboard The Jolly Express Gingerbread Train!

December 17, 2007 · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Desserts, Garden / Crafty, Holidays / Entertaining, Nostalgia, Products

All Aboard

I’ve had the Avon Jolly Express cookie cutter set since 1992. When I first used the kit (way back when I was 12 years old) it came with prepackaged gingerbread mix and icing. Pretty revolting stuff, but you better believe I made that train and then ate the whole thing while watching Home Alone on VHS. You can’t find these cookie cutters anywhere. Not even on eBay. Believe me I’ve tried. For the last three years the Jolly Express has been M.I.A — with my mother claiming that she had given the kit to me, and me proclaiming that she most certainly hadn’t. So guess what we found in my mother’s attic when I was home in Maine a few months ago? Need a hint? See below.

Practically an Antique
Practically an Antique
Complete With Old Icing Stains
Complete With Old Icing Stains
Too Lazy to Make Proper Dough
Too Lazy to Make Proper Dough
Cut Out Cookies
Cut Out Cookies
Make Icing
Make Icing
Fill the Bag
Fill the Bag
So Many Choices
So Many Choices
The Naked Train
The Naked Train
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga
Choo Choo!
Choo Choo!

Obviously I had to enter my little creation into YumSugar’s Gingerbread House Contest. Hopefully they don’t mean “house” in the literal sense? We’ll see!

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