Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My First Gingerbread House

by Karen Mahoney of City by the Sea Ceramics

I decided this year I would skip making cookies and instead make my first gingerbread house for Christmas. I decided to build it Christmas Eve using graham crackers since I like those more than gingerbread. After I had bought all the supplies the night before, I was SO excited to get to work on it! I think maybe because of my recent handbuilding projects I was in the box building mode!

Christmas Eve morning I made my frosting, got out the candy and other goodies, and got started. Five hours later I was done!

I love my little pretzel porch and cookie tree! I had a pretzel fence made but I ran out of frosting before I could attach it to the baking tray I was building on. I also had a pile of candy left I wish I could have attached on, but I learned my lesson, next time I will make more frosting (and not spill a cup of it on my pants). I had so much fun making it and I can't wait until I do it again!


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