What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Bakemasters December is always fun. Last year we even had 2 – a cookie exchange and a Christmas cake ball extravaganza. This year I wanted to do something we hadn’t done before, something I’d never done before – make gingerbread houses!! So, I mustered the troops and called a gingerbread house raising. They were happy to oblige =)
FIrst came the preparation:
I tried a couple of different recipes – I’ll blog about them next week, but suffice it to say 10 gingerbread houses means a lot of cookie dough!
We struggled a bit to get the walls to stay put. If I were doing this project again, I’d say build the house; let the frosting sit and harden; and THEN add the roof and decorate. The way we did it, we had a few house collapses before successfully raising these houses. Still our persistence and love for sugar paid off. Check out our masterpieces…
Once everyone had gone home and things were all (mostly) cleaned up, I played with the leftovers and put together a couple of fun gingerbread facades. I’m planning on using them to decorate the desserts table at our Christmas party on Saturday. Speaking of desserts table… I made something fun. I’ll share next week. In the meantime, check out my gingerbread. I’m not super artsy, but I’m pretty proud of these babies. This might have to become a Christmas tradition.
What’s your favourite Christmas tradition? Or one you’ve been wanting to start?