Home Building

It is finally finished! After over 20 pieces of gingerbread, 1 hour of painstaking assembly, 24 hours of drying, 6 boxes of candy, 3 hyper kids, and a whirlwind of decoration, I present the gingerbread house of 2009.

Our home.

Front view:

Back view:

Yes, that is a pony in the back yard. No, we do not have a pony but it’s Christmas time so we can pretend.

It even has a chicken coop and sagging roof. There are cracks and mismatched bits and pieces. In short it is just like home sweet home.

The dough recipe came from here. In the past, I’ve used a recipe that includes butter, but, since no one here actually eats the gingerbread, I made a shortening-based recipe this year. This dough was the perfect consistancy to work with. We’re already dreaming of next year’s creation. I’m thinking it’s time to simplify.


1 Comment »

  1. Megan said

    Beautiful and so realistic! I don’t remember the house numbers on your roof though.

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