With lockdown about to end Liverpool coffee shop Ropes & Twines has created a magnificent gingerbread display of some of the city best known landmarks. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool coffee shop and wine bar Ropes & Twines has unveiled an amazing Christmas window display with an edible gingerbread model featuring famous city locations.
Ropes & Twines is set to reopen on Wednesday, December 2 after the end of the COVID-19 lockdown. Owners Tian Tso and Remy Kuijken have painstakingly hand-iced, carved and built the magnificent display.
It features the Bold Street home of Ropes & Twines plus Matta’s, Utility, Rennies Gallery, St George’s Hall, both of Liverpool cathedrals at the Bombed Out Church. It took the pair almost three weeks to finish and detail include window panes, brickwork, steps, pillars, snow, mini gingerbread men, the cathedral’s clock and of course, a Christmas tree.
Remy Kuijken, Ropes & Twines’ chocolatier, said: “We’re very excited for the Christmas period and to be able to reopen our doors after lockdown. We will be welcoming our guests back at Ropes for our speciality coffee and wines from all over the world.
“The gingerbread display is a homage to Liverpool – after this year we appreciate our city more than ever and in particular, our famous Bold Street. Myself and Tian created everything from scratch, in house, and spent hours decorating and building the project. We hope everyone loves it as much as we do.”
Ropes & Twines is currently selling Christmas hampers that are perfect for coffee, tea, wine and chocolate lovers. All hampers can be ordered online by clicking here or in store when Ropes & Twines reopens next Wednesday December 3.