Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Gingerbread House...

So here it is (finally) the gingerbread house!
sorry for the delay, losing my card reader then forgetting where i placed my camera!!!

Admittedly its not the best looking house- well tent as i've come to call it! but given it was my 1st time EVER doing this, and i'm not creative in any way shape or form, i think i did pretty darn good!!! i will definitely be investing in a gingerbread house cookie cutter set! i cut this out myself freehand and it worked, but i want a house for sure next year!!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Gingerbread house inspiration

Tomorrow afternoon I'll be finger deep in sweets, icing and gingerbread. I've decided to have a go at making and decorating a gingerbread house, with the trimmings that i can load it with, I'm a huge fan of gingerbread! its been may favorite thing since i can remember, and of we're all familiar with the witches gingerbread house from the tale of Hansel and Gretal by The Brothers Grimm, a house covered with all the sweetness children love and adore!

Hansel and Gretel
Michael Hague
Its safe to say that building gingerbread in Germany and other European countries is pretty big, and its all apart of the festive celebrations, Since 1991, the people of Bergen, Norway, have built a city of gingerbread houses each year before Christmas. Named Pepperkakebyen (Norwegian for "gingerbread city"), it is claimed to be the world's largest such city. It's free for every child under the age of 12 to make their own house with the help of their parent.

Pepperkakebyen, The Gingerbread city of Bergen

^ pretty impressive right?

So i decided to have a go at it myself, I'm headed to a friend house to do it, shes got a little boy who i know can't wait to have a go himself. I'm off up to the shops later on tonight to pick up some goodies, and I've been looking on the internet for inspiration, there are some fab creations out there, not sure I'll do as well, but its all apart of the fun!

Roll on tomorrow, think hot chocolates and festive music will have to be included as well!
Will up-date as soon as i can! 

Hope you're all keeping warm and toasty.