Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Gingerbread House

Please be kind...

This is my first gingerbread house- ever!

It was made with (limited) help from Rascal. The two of us made the dough together. I rolled it, cut it and baked it while she was asleep in bed last night. Then today I donned my builders hat and erected the structure while Rascal was at preschool and then when she got home she helped me put the finishing touches on the decoration.

Next year, I promise that she will get to help me more during the building process, but as this was my first one I didn't want to risk little hands undoing all my good work (I know, mean aren't I!).

I must admit that I was amazed by how little frustration and swearing there was during the whole building process and I have my oldest and dearest friend Marianne to thank for that. Marianne is a gingerbread house maker extraordinaire and was kind enough to share some of her wisdom with me.

The best tip that she gave me? Use mugs to support the walls as you are building. Mug handles are perfect for providing something to lean but there is no risk of sticking them to your structure!

14 comments :

  1. Oh WOW!! It looks great in the photos, I dunno what you're talking about - 'be kind' pwafff - its fantastic - honest. So envy your mad skills! xx

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  2. It's gorgeous! Well done, I think it looks fab. I especially LOVE the liquorice allsort chimney :-) Must put this on my list of things to do when baby gets older!

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  3. be kind?!!! It's fantastic Juliet! I lovew gingerbread house, they are just the ultimate christmassy make for me and 2 years ago today I was half way thru making my first one when my waters broke!

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  4. WOW Juliet this is amazing ~ what are you on about "be kind" HONEY I mean truly amazing!! !! !!

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  5. It's awesome! I wanted to make one this year but I don't think I'm going to have enough time.

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  6. I'm jealous! love it.... I have so been wanting to make one of these for years... but always leave it till its too late. And you're not 'mean' just clever! Its very cute... and thanks for passing on the tip, I will have to use that one day when I finally get myself organised for christmas :)

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  7. COOOOOOL!!!!!!! You did so well Juliet!

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  8. wowzers totally love.
    hugs
    xo

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  9. It looks awesome! I've never made a gingerbread house, but I think I ought to give it a go. I love the decorations you chose, so cute!

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  10. Awesome job for your first attempt. Im very impressed. bet rascal loved helping with the lollies. We also made gingerbread houses recently and I could not let Miss3 help. constructing them is a little hard. so she watched and helped with the lollies. She was happy to be doing that. Enjoy eating it. It looks YUMMY :)

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  11. Love it! Really must do this with my girls sometime! Your one is awesome!

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  12. Wowsers! AWESOME. Again, you are so talented this looks fantastic - I've always wanted to have ago - maybe in the middle of the year next year for fun????

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  13. Ah it looks amazing! hope if i ever attempt a gingerbread house, my first attempt looks like that!

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