Gingerbread Houses

gingerbread2I’ve made quite a few gingerbread houses in my time, but this year was not my year. Well, actually it was last year, I suppose.

Everything that could go wrong, did. I undercooked the gingerbread, I overcooked the gingerbread, I made too much icing, I made too little icing, I cut the wrong shapes, I used the wrong pieces… I tell you, disaster! Out of about 6 batches of gingerbread, I got two houses. That’s not an impressive ratio! We had a LOT of gingerbread left over to chomp on. It was yummy though. :)

Anyway, here they are. You may notice that the roof of the larger one is sagging, whoops! I covered it in Smarties to make up for it. :) That one was a present for our lovely friends M&J.

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gingerbread1The gingerbread recipe that I used is the same as the gingerbread cookies I made last month, and you can find it here. :)

12 thoughts on “Gingerbread Houses

  1. lundygirl says:

    We made a gingerbread house this past Christmas. It was far from perfect but a lot of fun to decorate.
    Your houses look great!

      • lundygirl says:

        my daughter, who has loved eating it, wants us to make another one at the weekend! Getting the walls to stick together was a bit of a challenge!

      • tamyraptor says:

        Sounds like a plan to me haha! What icing did you use? I beat 2 egg whites and added icing sugar while beating until the mixture was really really thick and stiff, and then put it in a piping bag – that worked really well, it held together in about 10 seconds.

      • lundygirl says:

        I used a packet of royal icing sugar that you just add water too. But I don’t think I whisked it long enough. I’ll have a go at doing whet you did!

  2. Jacinta says:

    The house you made for us was so yummy! What a great idea. And even though you say you had problems we couldn’t tell which helps demonstrate the obvious- you are a very talented person :)

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