Friday, December 24, 2010

Gingerbread House - Construction Complete!

It was back to the construction site for my son and I this evening. The first thing we did was add more sweets to the roof......and then we transported the house onto its new site, a silver cake board that my daughter picked up from Spotlight earlier today. We piled it high with lollies before placing the house on top.
The board is nice and sturdy but we didn't really like the look of the silver foil and thought it would be much better covered in snow. So between us we covered the entire board with royal icing. We both agreed that was a much better look.
Now it was time to get into planting the garden. Here, Bryce is adding the greenery. We also made a snowman and a pine tree with a star on top. There's a pile of wood off to the side of the house too, ready to make a fire, and a chocolate path lined with little flowers which leads from the front door to the candy cane fence.
And here's the finished masterpiece! As you can see we are pretty pleased with our efforts. It was so much fun having my son join me in the kitchen for this project and we both enjoyed working on it together. And tomorrow, we will have the fun of demolishing it!

I hope whatever celebrations you have planned for Christmas, that you enjoy the company of those who are important to you. And I hope that Santa leaves a special little something under the Christmas tree for you.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Nice result! Merry Christmas Mylene!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Pauline. Thanks for being such a regular visitor to my blog over the last couple of years. It's lovely to have you join me.

  3. Awesome! We have NO luck with anything that involves construction with gingerbread. We tried a house and a train from a kit once -- hilarious devastation all around.


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