Monday, December 19, 2011

Peppermint Themed Gingerbread House

House seems like a bit of a stretch. It's more like a cottage. I baked a gingerbread house from scratch one year and realized that I am not an architect! After that, it’s been Wilton, or grocery store pre-baked kits to the rescue. I picked the kit up from JoAnn's and Wilton does such a good job wrapping all of the pieces that nothing was broken.
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I decided to go with a simple red and white theme, hence the name. And since this is decidely NOT a family affair ( more like a spectator sport in my house) I get to pick!
The front door is made from Andes Peppermint Crunch candies. Here’s where the charger didn’t make such a great base:
I wanted to make a sugar cube chimney and “brickwork” but need a little more truly flat space than I had. Oh well! Icing hides everything!
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Maybe next year I’ll try baking a chocolate one from scratch.  MAYBE!


Screaming Sardine said...

I've never tried one. I think yours turned out great. As to a chocolate house!?! I can't wait to see that!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Lindalou said...

The fact that you attempt this is so impressive. Never even crosses my mind to try a gingerbread house. I'm just hoping I get to cut out cookies soon.

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Cute cottage! I made 5 houses from scratch for my son's bday party a couple weeks was a huge amount of work and I learned my lesson to quit being so cheap and just buy the kits next time!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Its cute, Carol! I've never attempted one. Too intimidating!! I would definitely be a spectator. :)

Netty said...

Its enough I make a Christmas cake each year.....a gingerbread well, no way. But am more than happy to admire yours....xx