Friday, December 13, 2013

christmas traditions - the gingerbread house

Last year with me working four days a week we didn't make a house.

This year, despite me complaining to B about the amount of work it required, I'm pleased that I did it.

To see the enjoyment the boys got from decorating it was lovely.


And watching the glee as they got to bust it up and eat it was priceless.



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  1. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Can I ask what ingredients you use to stick the pieces together? Is your boy allergic to egg and therefore do you just mix up icing sugar and water? They look much neater than my efforts - my boy is also allergic to diary and egg, and my icing always seems to run away on me.

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    1. Oh no, R is just allergic to dairy, egg is fine for him. We use royal icing which is egg white and icing sugar. I'm not sure about an alternative sorry.

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  2. Oh man it looks great! I so wish I could get my A into G and do one!

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    1. It takes a while... maybe a kitset?

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  3. Looks fantastic! Was it a kitset or do you make from scratch? I tried making from scratch last year and lets just say it was a demolition house right from the start....tasted great tho

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    1. Thanks. Yes I did make it from scratch. Previous years I have just used a printed out paper template but found a set of cutters at the Warehouse for less than $5 after Christmas last year. The trick to keeping it sturdy is to use tin cans to support the walls while the joins harden overnight (or for at least two hours). Don't put the roof on until the walls are really strongly stuck together.

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  4. gorgeous hun... thank you so much..... kids were stoked

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    1. It was our pleasure to have you here.

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  5. ooo it's beautiful you clever thing! I've got the dough in the fridge as we speak. Thanks for the inspiration and loan of cutters :)

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so lovely to hear from you xx