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Friday, December 20, 2013

Gingerbread Shack

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?

*Blog posting will be sporadic for the upcoming holidays. My next post will be December 25th.


Margarita Bloom said...

Heehee, I've never built one but yours is adorable Kim!! I'm starting to get a sugar rush just looking at all that delicious icing!! Yummy. Maybe I'll do one next year.

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Kat Frazier said...

So cute!!! I never got to build one this year but I guess there is still time!
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Viky said...

How many delicious sweets! House is cool! :-D

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Anonymous said...

Wow Kim that's a very respectable gingerbread house indeed. Great job! I don't think I've seen one with that much icing before, but that's just a plus, I love icing. I really laughed when you said how much you'd eaten. I would have done the same. I've never tried a ginger bread house because I've been pretty sure the whole thing would collapse and I'd get terribly upset. I think a kit must be the way to go, so at least you know the pieces will meet up for gluing together. Well done and have a wonderful Christmas Kim. Mwah :D sparkle2day.com

Irene said...

It is a really cute gingerbread house, Kim! Maybe because we don't have this around here I don't know how thay're supposed to look but to me yours is just perfect :)

I also love baking treats (and cooking in general) but I don't think I could handle patisserie school hehe This year I've decided to bake my own mincepies but the first try would have been a capital F at school. Anyways, they tasted good and I'll be trying again just in time for Christmas' Eve. Hopefully the second time they'll look as good as they taste :p

Have a very sweet weekend xoxo

Lilli said...

Ah Kim! I want to purchase this kit now!!^^ You did an amazing job and honestly it is also mouthwatering!At first I thought you ate all the stuff..probably I would do the same!:) I never build a gingerbread house but it is also my dream from reading that story as well! Hugs dear, have a great weekend! xo

Mica T said...

You did a great job Kim, it looks great! I've never made a gingerbread house, as I can only imagine how difficult it would be. I could see myself sobbing in the corner just eating the evidence of my failed attempt....hahaha!

Hope you enjoy the Christmas holidays and have a wonderful Christmas day :)

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Tina Bradley said...

It's lovely, Kim! Love the festive pics. I need to try that myself... Speaking of gingerbread, I'm sipping gingerbread java as I type. 'Tis the Season. Yum! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Tina Bradley said...

It's lovely, Kim! Love the festive pics. I need to try that myself... Speaking of gingerbread, I'm sipping gingerbread java as I type. 'Tis the Season. Yum! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com


Hiya Kim, wonderful gingerbread house. It's so much fun to participate in creating these, although I cannot eat much sugar, lol. I appreciate the sugary confection from afar. Wishing you the most joyous and happy Christmas holiday! x/Madison

Danielle Styles said...

Great post!! Love it :)


The Dainty Dolls House said...

You make me laugh, I was cracking up that I could barely read. I am the same, I eat as I make, haha. Am surprised I have anything left to put in the oven as I go. I think it looks lovely doll :) Made one with my Aunt when I was a child and I got swatted out of the kitchen for sneaking the pieces into my mouth, hahahahaha!! Oh well :))) Gorgeous gorgeous :) xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww your house is lovely dear and too sweet!
I would definitely have a little frosting too! Have a happy weekend dear!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Emmylou said...

But Kim, your gingy house looks great! You should see the first one I tried to make. The walls wouldn't stand up. Hehe...I totally know what you mean about the whole thing being hard. I like baking, but making these houses are something else!

Coco said...

That's a lot of frosting! I love your home-made gingerbread house Kim, it's adorable :-)
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Fabulous Petite said...

Hi sweetness, it's been awhile. This is a pretty and yummy snack. Merry Christmas doll !


Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I put a gingerbread house together for the first time last year and I was surprised at the amount of work it actually takes...I prefer to sampling of icing and candies!! LOL

Your house looks great though! And delicious! ;)

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

SO cute. I love it! Well done darling.

Carmen said...

Looks so cool! I love making gingerbread houses but as nobody ever actually eats them we didn´t make on this year xD

TheTinyHeart said...

Your house came out really cute1 The gingerbread house kit I got came with a ton of icing so I didn't have to worry about eating it too, haha!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I didn't know there even were such kits! You did a fantastic job Kim and I love your determination to make sure your gingerbread house won't fall apart! I'd totally be eating as I go along if I did this haha.

I remember you telling me about your bad period of health and you're an inspiration to me girl! I'm glad you got through it and I hope I will too. You're the sweetest Kim! I really appreciate all your positive energy and prayers!

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LoveT. said...

How cute :) ,great Work!

kisses <3

LoveT. said...

How cute :) ,great Work!

kisses <3

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Haha Kim your post made me giggle. Your descriptions are just too cute and funny. Gingernread shack, huh? You did a good job. I have never made one but this looks like a fun project to make with kids. I will have to remember to do that next year. Boy thus year I am NOT prepared at all.

Svetlana said...

OMG, this looks really delicious :)

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Oooh your gingerbread houses is so cute and look very yummy :9 It would look cute on the table Christmas Kim!


Manhattan Image and Style said...

OMG! This looks amazing!! I will eat the whole house myself! So clever! :)

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worryaboutitlater bianca said...

aww this is so cute!!
also made one like this some years ago


Alissa Gromova said...

Such a sweet things Kim!!! After visiting you I always going to the kitchen for something sweet hahaha. I also been in love with Hansel and Grettel and dream with sweet house!!!
Thanks for your nice and funny comment Kim and have a nice weekend =))))

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Aw, I think your house looks adorable. I've never made a gingerbread house but I really want to, definitely putting it on the list for next year! Hope you have a great weekend :)


Anonymous said...

it looks great :)

oomph. said...

i love decorating gingerbread houses...although it's not as easy as it seems! we did two this year so far...one at my son's school (on the milk carton), and one kit with the neighborhood kids.

Coco said...

Happy Saturday super sweetie :-)
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Linda B said...

Oooh, this is a perfectly timed post Kim! Corina and I just bought a gingerbread house and are planning on putting it together and we've both never made one. Haha, new traditions!

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Sarah Rizaga said...

Its so cute Kim! I haven't made like that ever, but i guess i should :)

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Sam said...

I would love to attempt this Kim, your came out so great, really impressed by your baking and decorating talents, well done! Thanks for your wonderful words sweety, have a fabulous weekend!

sleepandwater said...

This looks so fun to put together and the end result is eye-catching and festive :) Buying a kit makes it a bit easier to have all the pieces pre-made so all you need to do is the construction (and occasionally eating the ingredients as you go) part :p

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Oh wow, I am so impressed! I have been meaning to make one for ages, but never got around actually doing it. Every Christmas I sound to a broken record saying to myself that yes, this year will be the year of a gingerbread house, but alas… Hasn't happened yet. :)

getcarriedaway said...

that looks so delicious!
happy weekend!


Alicia Mackin said...

Ah a gingerbread house! How cool, I can't believe you made one! I can not remember the last time I made one of these. Good job! And oh yes a kit makes this much easier.

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jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Cute! Twice in my marriage, my in-laws have gone all out with gingerbread houses--I'm talking huge with lights and furnishings! Since the whole fam was in town this year, I asked if we could do it again… the end of the story is that everyone ignored me, and I ended up buying Stella a kit from Target! It was already glued together and everything!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

well Kim, i have to say --- you nailed it with the name of your blog. this is certainly one of the "sweetest" places i've come across in some time :) thanks for popping by mine and leaving such a kind comment!

i adore your moving pictures and that gumdrop covered gingerbread house is darling as can be. i don't know how long i could resist diving right in for some tasty bites!!

wishing you a wondrous holiday, hope it's filled with much goodness and peaceful pleasures. ♥

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Delicious! Adore this post!


Maddie said...

Aweee it looks like the most adorable little thing ever! You did a great job on making it- I would so love to make something similar, and you know what? I am definitely going to try it out! :)


Christy C said...

Wow Kim, that looks amazing!! Did you eat it right afterwards? I would've!
Wishing you a very merry christmas and happy new year filled with lots and lots of sweet things :)

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Tanya W. said...

such a beauty idea! I love it, they'd turned out lovely!

Thanks for your lovely comment on mine:)..



Mary Jo said...

I've always wanted to make a gingerbread house and have loved them since Hansel and Gretel too. I love yours! Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Dawn GT said...

Kim this is sooo cute! Now I am hungry! lol!



Flavia Eriel said...

very nice!!!!!!!:)
stunning post! i really love it!!!!

MissKnowItAll said...

this is just such a cute idea!


Vai Sawaneh said...

I love iiit!!! I'll try to do it!! Xx

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flysongbird said...

i love how adorable it turned out. i remember my food mishaps/horror stories! I made pizza which even the dog wouldn't touch, I made "cake" (and I use the term loosely here) which was so hard it could be passed of as biscuit.

Tallia said...

This is so adorable!


Diva In Me said...

OOo...this is so yummy!
Happy holiday and wishing you a Merry Merry Christmas =)

London Loafers said...

good lord, you are killing me! This looks delicious and beautiful and amazing and magical *-* You are just all kins of wonderful!

Happy holidays! :)


London Loafers said...

good lord, you are killing me! This looks delicious and beautiful and amazing and magical *-* You are just all kins of wonderful!

Happy holidays! :)


miss b said...

I think you did a really good job there. Your gingerbread house is a definite success and so cute too. I don't think you can get those kits in England. I'm sure I would find it difficult to make one though! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Kim! I enjoy your blog so much as you always surprise us and entertain us with your varied topics. Thank you very much for all your lovely positive comments this year. It's always a pleasure to hear from you!

Shea Coleman said...


I love the fact that you were honest and admitted to eating some of the candy to the ginger bread house. I would've done the same thing. It turned out quite nicely and it looks delicious.

Happy weekend and Merry Christmas pretty girl!

Patricia Allen said...

Wonderful post

Diva Desle said...

Such a yummy tasty treat!! You are so funny. Your house looks great even though you ate some of the goodies. Hehe

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Darcy said...

I have not made a gingerbread house is forever... this makes me really want to do it again!

Corinne said...

your house is adorable! gingerbread houses realllly are something, though! haha I remember years ago Frank & I ended up doing one for Valentine's day because we forgot to do it during Christmas. And even then it was so much work haha!
Happy Holidays, Kim!!
xx Corinne

Sara Gerard said...

Kim! This looks so pretty! And delicious! I wouldn't want to eat it because it is so pretty!

Ozden Ozdogan said...

Wow that looks compeletely gorgeous and so professional.I think you don't need to take any courses hehehe :) want to eat that :P
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Anonymous said...

omg we're drooling over here!!
this looks amazing!
have a wonderful holiday!
xoxo Vera & Rony

Cheryl van den Berg said...

I wouldn't call that a shack. It's a nice looking house to me. I love it! Maybe I should do this over the holidays.


Annie Sand said...

Wow, you've done an excellent job, it looks so wonderful! I've never built a gingerbread house either but this makes me want to build my own. I wish you a darling christmas dear gal!

May Loh said...

One of my favourite things during Christmas are gingerbread cookies....absolutely delicious! Hope you are having an absolutely wonderful and Merry Christmas!
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Sarah Mendelsohn said...

So yummy! But now I'm CRAVING sugar! haha Xx Happy Holidays


IamSuperMelski said...

ooooh too cute! When I have a little family of my own, I am definitely going to have my little mini me's make these. =)

inge said...

Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas. Hope you have a fun filled day.

kim bim said...

Well done babes,This looks super yummy. You built a very sweet house.
Have a perfect Xmas.

Pamela RG said...

Well done Kim! Enjoy the Christmas Holidays!

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Ichraq said...

haha your house is so cute! plus you had every right to eat the frosting, i mean it is there to be eaten right! you just skipped some steps no big deal :D i never attempted to build a gingerbread house and i dont think i'll try it any time soon because well i really lack the necessary skills to do such a thing, i'll just stick to pancakes!

aki! said...

I probably would have just ate it all separately and not built anything!

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jo said...

Kim, I love your gingerbread house! I've never made one and I would not know where to start either. Haha! Happy Holidays to you and your family! Thank you for everything!

xo Jo


Klaudia Kulakowska said...

Oh wow, your little house is so adorable and cute. Well done!:)

Demi Mist said...

It's so cute!!!


Michelle @chelleycandy said...

Gingerbread houses are the best and are so fun to make!! And also delicious to snack on! :) http://thesweetesttemptations.blogspot.com/

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