Finally our first ever gingerbread house is underway. I'm not so good with fully reading recipes before I begin them... so I didn't realise that it would take three or four days to make! First you make the dough, the refrigerate it overnight. The roll it, cut it and bake it. Once it's cool you assemble the walls, leave it several hours and then add the roof. Only once that has hardened can you add all the fun decorations. That's the bit we'll be doing tomorrow. These are the photos from yesterday's cutting and baking session which took place while the 3yr old was taking a nap. Mr baker here insisted on the hat with his apron. I must say I think it's rather cute.