I’m Rosa. I’m a 27 year old Dane, possibly human, a gingerbread artist, and a massive geek. I recreate iconic scenes from my favorite books, movies and TV shows in 100% edible gingerbready form. And then I share pictures of it on the Internet. I’m cool that way.
I strive to make people smile with my gingerbread that’s more often described as funny, cute or peculiar than pretty or even remotely architecturally impressive; I am okay with this, and it requires less math on my part. (Just kidding, although to be perfectly honest, I do occasionally miscalculate, so the pieces don’t fit together. #NoFilter.)
I started my gingerbread baking adventures a couple of years ago as a way of keeping myself occupied while battling a severe case of anxiety and depression that put me under mental house arrest for a couple of years. It has yet to offer a magical cure (if only – imagine what a happy place the world would be, if gingerbread baking solved all our problems), but it does make me feel slightly productive and creative, and that makes a world of difference! You will occasionally hear me talk about these things in passing, because they a) interfere a lot with my daily life, and b) explain why I don’t have any normal adult obligations to see to. Also, I am all for more openness and awareness when it comes to mental health.
I am a staff member over at the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club. We are all about creating friendships, and celebrating geekdom and snail mail, and despite what the name might indicate, people of all genders are welcome. Head over to our site to read more about us and join the club.
I’m also an officer for Geek Girl Brunch’s Copenhagen chapter. Geek Girl Brunch is an international organization whose mission it is to create a safe space for identifying geek girls where local friendships can be made over brunch and geeky conversation. If you are located in Copenhagen or near, you should come to our next brunch. If you are located anywhere else, you should check if there is a chapter near you!
For regular gingerbread updates and your daily cakefix, you can follow me on Instagram, where I only post gingerbready pictures and captions. If I strike you as a person with semi-interesting things to say about everything else to boot, you may also want to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for a little more chit-chatty approach (although there’ll be plenty of gingerbread both places, too). I’m always up for a chat on all three platforms, so feel free to say hello! (Seriously, please do!)