Sunday, December 29, 2013

♥ Making Gingerbread Houses ♥

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Like I said in my last post, Carl & I decorated gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve. I made the actual gingerbread the day before, then we just made the icing & had fun decorating them with lots of sweets. I took a few snapshots of the progress which are below. It was my first time making royal icing (what I've been calling royal icing was in fact glace icing, eek!), so I was a bit worried about not making it well enough & the houses just falling apart, haha, but it all went well & they are still standing.
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As you can see, I went for a very colourful & girly approach to my house, whereas Carl went for a more muted colour theme, with more chocolate instead of sweets. I really liked his "tiled" roof.
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Look at his adorable snowman too! I tried making one, but it did not go well, so I didn't add it to my house (luckily I made it on a separately tray, as not to ruin my house if it did go wrong :p).
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What do you think? Did any of you make gingerbread houses this year, I'd love to see!

28 comments:

  1. I love your colorful design!!! :D Though I admit Carl's tile design is very clever too! :D

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  2. Awww, your gingerbread house looks so pretty! I didn't make any this year (it's been at least a decade since the last one...), but after seeing yours it's definitely on the to-do list for next year.

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  3. I made my first gingerbread house this year too. You are right, making that icing is a little scary. I made a totally white and silver one, but I'm inspired to go for pastel shades next time after seeing this xx

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  4. Wow - your gingerbread houses look so good! For the last 3 years I've been saying I'll make one but I never get round to it. 2014 will be the year! :) x

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  5. oh my goodness your ginger bread houses are so adorable & so well-made! I got sick before x-mas so I've not been able to make my own yet :/

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  6. Looks delicious! x
    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. they are beautiful and look yummy! I never made any in my life. maybe it is time.

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  8. They look so pretty! I particularly like the little wreath on the front of yours.
    I've never made a gingerbread house, the look very tricky. I worry I wouldn't know what to do with it afterwards, I'd probably get too attached to eat it and too attached to throw it away when it goes stale ><

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  9. your pastel gingerbread house is the absolute best, georgina! so adorable ^^

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  10. Your boyfriend - the RPG kind of looking guy (you know - swards, dragons to slay, aaallll the beer to drink in the tawern after a fight with a horde of goblins) and the satisfied face while prestenting the work - priceless :-)

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    1. That is the strangest description of me I've ever heard. :P

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  11. You are beautiful and so are your gingerbread houses! I am in awe of how perfect yours is!! Xo

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  12. Those look awesome! I made some with my kids, but we used the kits. I have made them from scratch before, but it was such a pain that I didn't want to do it again. If you'd like to see them, here is the link to my blog post.
    http://www.fatmom-tofitmom.com/2013/12/cookies.html

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  13. Awe your gingerbread homes are so cute! I didn't make any this year. I forget to every year. :(
    Also... I like Carl's shirt! Haha.

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  14. So pretty! Xx

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Both of your gingerbread houses are so cute!! I love that little snowman!

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  16. Points to Carl for giving it a go, but I must say that yours is just absolutely perfectly adorable :D

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    1. Yeah, I don't exactly have a natural talent with this sort of thing. But it was fun to do together, and Georgie seemed to like taking photos of me. :P

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  17. those houses are so cute *^* I wanna try make some too!

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  18. They are adorable! Amaaazing job, mine would never turn out like that! Rachel x

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