|A pretty little house|
I really had intended to make gingerbread from scratch, despite my last fiasco! However, when I was in Ikea recently, they had just received the first delivery of this years' gingerbread houses, too tempting by far! I bought several (and my lovely friend E. bought me several more!) When I got home decided to have a go at construction and decoration.
I decided to use caramel (melted sugar) to stick the sides and roof together. This worked very well. It set fast and appears to be very secure.
I made some royal icing and started to decorate the house, liberally with sweets. I am quite pleased with the result, and will donate a similar house to the school raffle.
I may also make some for friends, as they are great fun, and without the pressure of baking perfect gingerbread, I can concentrate on improving the decor!
|Of course, my little girl ate the Father Christmas and Reindeer first!|
|I was pleased with the sweets on the roof|
|I'll have to think of something to make smoke from the chimney|
|A bird's eye view|
|Chocolate 'sticks' for the door|
|It really does look pretty, |
though next time
I need to do something with the windows
I do need to perfect the icing,
but the path is rather sweet!