Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Making of a Gingerbread House

One of the most fun parts of the Christmas season around here is making gingerbread houses from scratch. Years ago, a friend gave the book "A Family Raised on Rainbows" (copyright 1979) and it has a recipe and instructions for a fairly easy-to-do gingerbread house The "cement" to hold it together is royal icing, also found in the book.

Get the candies ready.
Throughout the decades, dozens of houses peaked creativity at our house. A huge variety of candies of all shapes, sizes, and colors can be found in bags in any well-stocked Dollar store, such as Family Dollar and Dollar Tree.

So if you'd like to bring some spicy sweetness to your life this holiday, make a gingerbread house!
First, mix the "cement" which is the frosting.
Construction underway!
On goes the roof!

Here's a close-up with candy snowman at the door!

"Aerial view!"


Martha's Favorites said...

A gingerbread house, how fun! You are so together! I always wanted a gingerbread house, just never got around to making one. Yours came out wonderful. Have a great week! Blessings, Martha

diane stetson said...

The house looks lucious...I'm way too lazy to make one..and not at all crafty..ha..enjoy it. Diane

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