Excitedly waiting here for my latest Moda Bake Shop project to be published.
Don't forget to have a look later on today.
In the meantime, inspired by our Sydney cousins we thought we would have a go at gingerbread house making.
My Mum spent three hours during the week baking the gingerbread panels, chimney, biscuits, gingerbread men and ladies. We purchased bags of sweets and icing sugar and set to work making this morning.
The kids were very excited, the novelty wore off slightly when the house construction started to take longer than expected and there weren't many sweets involved at this early stage.
With some help of some interior cardboard reinforcing and some extra long quilting pins to hold things in place while the icing set we finally got it together and left it to set.
Then disaster struck.
In what seemed like slow motion, the roof started to cave in and the chimney fell completely through. At this stage I was thinking we could still decorate it and pretend it was a derelict farm house.
In the end we salvaged a wall and have decorated a more two dimensional version of a gingerbread house, eating lots of lollies along the way.
The kids are still happy.
Thats all that matters.
Thanks Mum for the three house cooking time!
We think the gingerbread might have been a little undercooked.
Does anyone have a good hard setting recipe they would like to share that we could try next year?
Happy house making if you are going to build one!