In today’s coordinated Babes in Blogland Blogmas post, we’re all sharing our favourite Christmas recipes… and I’m not qualified because I DON’T COOK OR BAKE! So instead of sharing a recipe, today I’m showing you the gingerbread house I got:
Minions! I’ve built a few gingerbread houses in my time – usually I like having a Christmas movie playing in the background and I go to town. 😀
When I bought it at the supermarket, the cashier positively squealed when she spotted this item, lol. Here’s what the package looks like fresh out of the box:
The instructions aren’t very detailed – nowhere did it say that these pieces needed to be cut apart, but I’m one of those people who likes to pre-plan before starting a project, so I knew these pieces looked dodgy!
Starting to glue the base structure:
I wish I could tell you this gingerbread house build went off without a hitch… but the damn icing wouldn’t STICK onto the gingerbread pieces! I assembled the base as shown and then proceeded to attached the roof, only for the base to collapse on me! This is pre-roof, pre-collapse:
This is what it looks like after the 2nd attempt, notice the amount of icing I had to slap on the seams:
And because I had to use extra icing, I basically depleted my decorating glue for the gumdrops and sprinkles… I had to make do. Here it is assembled and decorated before I ran out of icing:
Feast on your eyes on this!
(Scroll back up to the top of this post and compare to the photo on the box… 😆 )
And less than an hour after it was assembled, one of the side walls caved in – the structure still stands but it’s a 3-walled house… “open concept living quarters” 😉 This was such a challenging experience for an adult to do, I can’t imagine making this as a kid! Geez. 🙄
And that’s how I “bake” for the holidays! Have you ever built a gingerbread house before? What’s YOUR favourite Christmas recipe?