We are delighted to announce that we have been approved as Guinness World Record Holders for the ‘Most People Decorating Gingerbread Men Simultaneously’ which took place at last year’s Ginger and Spice Festival 2019 in Market Drayton, Shropshire!
This amazing feat was dreamt up, initiated, managed & executed by Chief Organiser, Volunteer and professional Baker, Jana Jacobson.
Jana achieved this with the support of ten other festival volunteers, Grove School staff and key sponsors (the Original Biscuit Bakers, Gill’s Puddings, Springfield Photographic & Rocket Communications) AND 328 students – 300 from Years 7 and 8 from the Grove School and 28 children from Year 6 from nearby Longlands Community Primary School – who each decorated a gingerbread man biscuit featuring two eyes, a mouth and three buttons ALL at the same time, to qualify for the record.
On the day, 324 gingerbread men biscuits were successfully decorated under the instruction and supervision of Jana and her team, including the local Vicar Revered Catherine McBride.
This was the first time the record had been attempted and the challenge of decorating at least 250 biscuits was set by Guinness World Record Organisers.