Paddington 2, the sequel to the popular 2014 film, is being released onto the big screen on Friday 10th November 2017. In Paddington 2 our favourite bear takes up a new hobby of baking, so what better way to celebrate the release than with some gingerbread Paddington bears taken from his very own recipe book!
Paddington’s birthday is Christmas and so, like the Queen, he has two birthdays. Gingerbread bears are great presents for smaller guests at a party according to Paddington’s Cookery Book* and equipped with a Paddington Bear and suitcase cookie cutter that exactly what we made! This delightfully illustrated book is very easy to follow, with simple and clear instructions for young children. It is broken down into what you will need, ingredients, and what to do, for both cooking and decorating the bears. You can find the recipe for the bears on pages 76-77. Note we decided to omit the salt as I don’t feel it is necessary. Our bears may not have turned out visually pleasing but we had a lot of fun making them and they tasted absolutely delicious. Besides it is really important that children learn to follow recipes, measuring etc, as well as the time spent together as a family.
* Michael Bond Paddington’s Cookery Book – Recipes by Lesley Young and illustrated by R.W.Alley. ISBN: 978-0-00-742367-5 UK £12.99
Paddington 2 Synopsis
“The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…”
With a star studied cast: Hugh Bonneville as Mr Brown, Sally Hawkins as Mrs Brown, Madeleine Harris as Judy Brown & Samuel Joslin as Jonathan Brown as well as Julie Walters as Mrs Bird, Jim Broadbent as Mr Gruber, Hugh Grant as Phoenix Buchanan, Peter Capaldi as Mr Curry, Brendan Gleeson as Knuckles McGinty and Imelda Staunton as the voice of Aunt Lucy. Plus a first class supporting line up: Dame Eileen Atkins, Richard Ayoade, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tom Conti, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Jessica Hynes, Claire Keelan, Joanna Lumley, Ben Miller, Aaron Neil, Meera Syal and Noah Taylor.
Paddington’s Pop-Up London
Paddington loves London and in a celebration of our Capital City between 23rd October and December 3rd 2017 there are five pop-up books which recreate some of the most iconic sites in London – spreading the message that #LondonisOpen – and welcome to all, including small bears. Discover more at VISITLONDON.CO.PADDINGTON2 #PADDINGTONSPOPUP.
Read what Being Mrs C thought about Paddington 2
I was sent a Paddington 2 Hamper in order to make Paddington Gingerbread bears with my family.