So inspired by yesterday's post from Lakota at faithhopeandcharityshopping.blogspot.com about the polar bear cookie cutter that she received as a pressie - I felt moved to dig out something special to share with you.
My conjoined gingerbread twin cookie cutter purchased from the giftshop of the fabulous Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, (medical museum - not for the fainthearted).
As a joint celebration of my stepsons' 18th and 21st birthdays a couple of years ago we took a big NYC/Catskills/Philly road trip. The Mutter Museum was one of my personal highlights and their gift shop is truly special. I urge you to check out their online store for a range of items that include a rather lovely selection of plush toys in the shapes of disease microbes and cells - my favourites included e-coli and a very cute brain cell.
Unfortunately, due to the current chaos in the house, I haven't managed to whip up a batch of these little fellas to show you. My stepson wanted me to make them as a 'new baby' gift for our next door neighbours, but we decided that was maybe in poor taste. I have made them once, but it's a rare social occasion that demands a conjoined gingerbread twin.
I bet Martha Stewart hasn't got one of these....