Christmas is near which means that it’s time to make my Gingerbread House.
In previous years, I’ve attended Gingerbread House building evenings, with a group of women at a local church hall.
It’s always been a lot of fun to sit with a big group of people, working away, gossiping, drinking tea… you know… but this year I thought I’d be adventurous and buy a kit at my local supermarket and have my little helpers… help.
The kit is imported from Canada, which should have been a warning that this gingerbread had travelled a long way.
To our dismay, we opened it and the house front and back were both cracked.
With a little creative concreting, we put the house together… with a lot of icing.
And then we went hard with the supplied lollies. There was a bit of the icing left over, and I contemplated adding more sweets, but figured it might be a little bit top heavy and my reinforced walls wouldn’t hold, so we stopped while we were ahead.
A bit wonky and a bit messy – but totally ours.
Do you make a gingerbread house during the festive season?
What special tips do you have for the “all important” decorating?