Something we have done each year since the girls were little is decorate a gingerbread house, the smell of the gingerbread alone is enough to get the Christmas vibes flowing! Add in a selection of sweets, some super sweet icing to bind it all with and you’re onto a winner of a tradition!
We were asked if we would like to have a kit sent to us from Tiger Sheds and The Hip Horticulturist (pop over to see how they got on decorating their own gingerbread house)
Evie wanted to make this one her own this year and since Amelia was having her nap we decided just to go for it! Well worth the mess for the look of sheer delight on her face both while she was making it and when she stepped back to admire her creation!
First up start with a kit (it is so much easier than having to bake all the pieces and with a kit you guarantee all the pieces will
a. not be burnt
b. fit together
c. all the pieces will be there and you wont have a mad panic as you forgot to bake a roof!
Yes, been there done that!
So, now you assemble all the pieces, unfortunately some of our kit was damaged in transit but since its all going to get broken down and eaten within minutes of finishing then its no big deal, plus that’s what the icing is for! If you are careful you can stick the broken pieces together and what isn’t mended can be hidden with sweets anyway – win win!!
Apply a decent amount of icing to the roof and front of the house and add copious amounts of sweets until you feel the house bucking under the weight, eat some as you go and then realise you don’t have enough yellow to do the front door, blame mum (who by the way only ate some red ones!) and decide to fill the spots with green instead.
Voila – spend 15 minutes making it and 2 taking it apart to eat!
Another tradition ticked off the list for another year.
Happy children and that’s dessert sorted for tea tonight! ha
We were kindly sent the kit to make our Gingerbread house, the actual making of it (and eating) is all our own (so hands off!) lol