Yes, I’m still around. I guess I just took this “Christmas break” thing a little too seriously! I’ve been spending time with my family, working, reading, watching old favorite movies, and trying to get in shape while my husband is on his trip.
What I am going to share today, though, did not aid in my getting into shape, but these days of holiday treats are behind us now. 🙂
I had never made a gingerbread house before this year, and it is something I highly recommend! It was a lot of fun. The first one I tried was with my friend Elizabeth, and she has a pampered chef gingerbread house mold. I had never seen one before, but it is super cool and she got it used for only $3! (WOW!)
I wasn’t able to stay to finish it, but she sent me a picture of the finished product:
Helping Elizabeth build this house made me really interested in making my own with my sister, and I asked her a lot of questions since she’s somewhat of a gingerbread-house-making-veteran. 😉
Since I don’t have a mold, I opted for the rolling-out-and-cutting method, and found a recipe online or the gingerbread and frosting. The frosting worked great, and the gingerbread really hardened, which was great for the walls, but the taste/texture of the gingerbread seemed to leave something to be desired. But it still made for a fantastic project!
I’d love advice from any of you seasoned gingerbread house makers out there so we can do even better next year! And if you have any questions about our experience, I’d be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. 🙂
PS: More posts coming soon, I promise!