My sister and I decided to devote an afternoon this week to creating a sweetie covered gingerbread house! My sister is definitely into pretty baking and anything pink, and she was in charge of sweet buying, so there is definitely a pretty pink theme to our gingerbread house! They are such fun to make, we couldn’t believe how well it turned out and were so proud of it that it now has prime position on my parent’s dining room table so we can keep admiring it over Christmas! We decided to go with this recipe for gingerbread and template on the BBC Good Food website and then had lots of fun decorating! Here are some pictures from each stage of our gingerbread house building:
First make the dough! (from the recipe here)
Roll out the dough. We found that as the dough cooled it got quite difficult to work with and broke easily. It was much easier to work with while it was warm, so work quickly.
Start building the house. We ignored the leave to dry overnight instruction and just carried straight on with decorating. The icing dried so quickly that it didn’t matter. This step was a lot easier than we had imagined!
Jazzles for the roof!
Rose has a go at the icicles! To make the icicles just squeeze the piping bag and then pull away letting the icing drop down.