Gallifreya's Bakery

Welcome to Gallifreya's Bakery, my blog for all things tasty that I've been making! My recipes come from everywhere, but mostly from me going "I wonder what happens if I do this..."

Everything I bake is made with wheat free flour and dairy free butter (vitalite to be exact) in an environment as gluten and dairy free as I can make it. Recipes that don't use flour will be tagged "flourless", likewise recipes with no butter or milk are tagged "no butter" or "no milk". Vegetarian recipes are tagged "vegetarian" and vegan ones "vegan".

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Gingerbread Companion Cube


Among at least the top three of my favourite things I’ve baked, a birthday gift for GenderTruckery ¬†made entirely of gingerbread.

The Companion Gingerbread Cube is entirely edible, a hollow cube, about 15cm tall, made of 51 biscuits and stuck together with butter icing. It can hold anything you like, but I suggest putting whatever you hide in it inside a plastic bag.

Recipe and templates below the cut. It’s my usual gingerbread recipe, quantities adjusted to make one cube.


If you can, cut the gingerbread out on your baking tray, it deforms when you pick it up to transfer it no matter how careful you are.

Plan out assembly before you start sticking - look at your pieces and see which ones fit in each spot, they are guaranteed to be slightly different sizes. Particularly the main squares.

Bake trays of biscuits as you fill them, they won’t all fit in an oven at once.


12.5oz (375g) Self Raising Flour

Pinch Salt

7 tsp Ground Ginger

5oz (125g) Sugar

4 tbsp Golden Syrup

2.5oz (65g) Butter

Milk to soften dough


2oz (50g) Butter

4oz (100g) Icing Sugar

1-2 Drops Red/Pink Food Colour

Preheat oven to 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3

Place the flour, ginger and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Melt the sugar, fat and golden syrup in a pan, then add to the dry ingredients and stir until it forms a dough. If it is still crumbly, add the milk. Knead lightly.

Lightly flour your worktop and a rolling pin, take about a quarter of the dough at a time and roll it out to about 2-3mm thick, cutting these shapes (print the picture, and cut out the templates):


(use a jar lid or cookie cutter for the circle)

Bake the biscuits for 5-8 minutes, longer for the big ones, shorter for the small ones.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool, make the icing by gradually adding icing sugar to butter, then stirring in the colouring.

Once all the biscuits are out of the oven and cool, it’s time for assembly!

Place one square flat on your base of choice, then pipe butter icing along the topmost side of two adjacent edges. Take two more squares, and pipe down the inside of one edge on each. 

Take the two one-line squares and place them so that both iced edges are perpendicular to the bottom square (vertical) and both on what will be the inside of the cube, along the right hand edge of the square. Use the icing on one square to hold the other in place at the corner created, leaving the other free. Do the same for the other two square pieces for the sides.

It will look like this: (the first one, ignore scale, sorry, editor acting up)


Place what you want inside, then ice around the inside edge of your last square as the lid and place it on.

Now simply use blobs of icing to stick each other piece in place, corner pieces on corners, little rectangles in the middle of each edge and circles in the middle of each side as seen above (not on the bottom). Ice a heart on each circle and you are done. For the portal 2 cube, just ice a wide ring of pink around each circle.

Leave to set, then locate some friends and enjoy!

Tagged: gingergingerbreadportalportal 2companion cubebutter icingvegetarianwheat freedifficulty: intermediatebiscuitscookiesgeekynerdygluten freetakes a long time

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    Me toooo :D My cat is obsessed with it, she keeps batting at it and perching on it…she is a kitten of SCIENCE I hope...
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    D: But we already did! It’s ok, I have a plushie one somewhere.
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