I’ve been planning this post for a while. I thought that after giving you a few tips on how to bake gingerbread, I would then show you how to assemble your gingerbread house. However, as I checked my facebook the other day I noticed that Sweetopia (one of my blogging heroes) had just done an amazing post on how to make a gingerbread house. So I thought instead, I would send you over to Sweetopia to see how it is done.
Now before you head over to her blog, let me just warn you that Sweetopia (aka Marian) produces amazing work. She puts pretty much everyone else to shame. I’ve spent many an hour looking through her blog despairing at my lack of talent. At times it’s made me want to put down my piping bag and never bake again. I mean look at her gingerbread houses!
Have you ever seen anything more perfect? I’ve been making gingerbread houses for years and mine never look anywhere near that good. In fact, after looking at her posts on gingerbread houses, I felt like giving up on constructing my own. But then I reconsidered. I asked myself – why do I make gingerbread houses?
The answer – because it’s fun, and tasty, and fun. It would be great if I could create gingerbread houses that looked like this, rather than this:
But you know what? Mine still tastes good!
I still have fun with my friends when we get together to construct them.
Each year I get to go shopping for a whole heap of sweets to stick on my home-cooked gingerbread and that’s a tradition I’m not going to stop.
Enjoy – however you decorate your gingerbread house. And have a very happy Christmas!