*Blog posting will be sporadic for the upcoming holidays. My next post will be December 25th.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Remember when I mentioned, I wanted to go to patisserie school (as a hobby)? Well, "scratch" that! HaHaHa I am NO Martha Stewart or Peggy Porschen! Why the sudden change of heart? I put together a gingerbread house for the first time. I don't mind baking a cake (a simple one), cupcakes or pie, but putting a gingerbread house together or something tedious. That's a different story my friends! I've been fascinated with gingerbread houses, since reading Hansel & Gretel as a little girl. A house made of sweet treats? Why YES, I could actually live in one of those! LOL I always BUY gingerbread houses. I never sat down and put one together. Well, this year I picked up a Wilton's gingerbread house kit from Party City. Their boxed kit is actually awesome. The frosting was moist & yummy, the pre-cut gingerbread pieces smelled just like baked gingerbread and the candy was fresh. Now here is where it went wrong! I didn't use the decorating bag. I ate so much frosting, that I barely had enough for a door and window. I ate some of the candies too! LOL I will say this! My gingerbread house won't fall apart. No it won't! I put so much frosting into the foundation (gluing the sides & roof together) I think it will last until NEXT Christmas! HaHaHa I CAN also decorate a roof! Just look at it! So beautiful. So colorful. I only have a window and a door, but the roof is rockin'. HaHaHa Now I see why gingerbread houses cost so much. It's truly an art! So here's my HUMBLE gingerbread
house shack! LOL Do you have any gingerbread house stories you would like to share? Are you going to build one this year?