Saturday, 24 December 2016

Gingerbread House

Merry Christmas Eve!


Last year, my sister and I made a gingerbread house and it was an interesting experience to say the least. It kept collapsing and icing went everywhere however by the end of the three days it took to make, it was standing. This year, we decided to make one again however instead of making one big one, we made individual ones.


We used a different recipe to last year because the one we used last year wasn't too great. This year we used this one. We made it and then halved the dough and cut out the pieces using a template I made.



The dimensions of the house are;

Roof - 9cm by 14cm
Sides - 10cm by 14cm
Front and Back - 10cm by 11cm with the slanted bits as 9cm meeting in the middle.

We made the gingerbread and then let them cool for a few hours before putting together the sides and front and back. We then left it for a while and then put the roof on and let it set, using glasses to hold it up. The next day we decorated it using sprinkles and icing.