Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy Holidays! The past month has been a whirlwind, and unfortunately I haven’t been spending much time in the kitchen as a result. On the bright side, I was able to find the time to build a gingerbread house in the few days leading up to Christmas.
In previous years I have always bought a gingerbread house kit from Michael’s but this time I wanted to make my own from scratch. I started off by sketching the house, then made a template out of cardboard. I used recipes from Sprinkle Bakes for both the gingerbread and the royal icing. Both recipes were great; I will definitely be using them again and I highly recommend them for both houses and cookies!
The roof is made from large chocolate chips, the windows are melted down Jolly Rancher candies, and the pillars and cobblestone pathway are constructed from (gingerbread-flavoured) candy canes.
Here’s hoping you had a wonderful Christmas, and be sure to enjoy the rest of 2012!