Monday, December 10, 2012

Real life Gingerbread House!

Marvelous Monday all :) 

I am sailing in toady with a very different creation than normal for me!

Today I am sharing my Gingerbread house!

 I made this on Saturday night at this years Gingerbread Extravaganza held by one of the local churches down the road.  This is the 2nd year I have attended and it was just a much fun as last year, if not better!

I attended again this year with my friend Judy and Anita (both Navy wife's) and as this is our 2nd year in a row, we have pinky promised to attend every year for the next 10 years! You all know me, I have habit of falling in love with anything and everything I make so I don't actually let the kids eat my gingerbread houses!  They actually go on display around the house, get backed away and then pulled out again the next Christmas!  So the girls think in about 10 years I should have a wonderful little Gingerbread village!

The gingerbread house is supplied to us in pieces, we are given as much royal icing as our hearts desire and a selection of lollies to decorate.  As I had a pink and white theme in mind, I did a little shopping in the candy isle and supplied my own.  I think I brought every pink and white lolly I could find lol

 This is the back of the house. 
I used marshmallows to try and make a brick look, some musk sticks on the end.  The snowflake(s), Santa and tree I brought from the local cake shop.

 A side view. 
White chocolate buds make the roof with some pink cachous ball highlights and edible glitter sprinkled all over. Sour apple strips make the wall, and pink nerds for rocks on the bottom with some sanding sugar.

 Licorice for the door with a pink tic tac door handle and some more store brought snowflakes. 

 Along with the sprinkle of edible glitter all over, store brought snowflakes are along the peak of the roof with the store brought Santa.

 Close up of the roof and edible glitter.

 All wrapped up with matching pink ribbon and white bow!  I know, I am such a fuss for the details lol!

The church offers 3 sizes of houses to make, last year I made a shack (middle house) and this year opted for the cottage witch is the largest in the houses.  This kit was $30 and I am really impressed with the price and the size of the house.  They also have gingerbread trees with little gingerbread dancing men that go around the tree, a tree of stars layered ontop of each other and the smallest of the house called the mini, so there is a great selection to play with if you choose! 

The girls and I left the night brainstorming of what we are all going to do next year!  I am thinking maybe the min but stacking them on top of each other to make a town house and I might go with blue and white next year! 

Anyways, I have a year to think about it! 
Thanks for letting me share this with you all :) 
And thank you for calling past to see me xx
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Anything But A Card - Seasonal Holiday Sun
The Stamp Man - In the bleak mid winter Fri P1/1
In The Pink - Pink Christmas C6 E1/3 - Not sure if only cards :(
MilkCoffee Challenge - Christmas Decorations E1/3
Paperminutes - Decoration Tues
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything but a card Tues
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18 Treasured comments:

scrappymo! said...

So that "brick" wall!

Caroline said...

WOW I love this gingerbread house. Caroline xxx

Christine L said...

Gorgeous and yummy creation Leesa... and we love anything pink for our challenge... not just cards!!

Thanks for sharing with us at In the Pink... hope to see you here again soon!

Christine x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

waw, I love it!

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Leesa not only does this look good bet it tastes fabulous yummy yum yum!! its totally beautiful your talent really does shine through shows you can turn your hands to anything xx

KandA said...

Fantastic. I've never tried making a gingerbread house before but I may just have to give it a try xx

Diana Fernandez said...

Beautiful work! And yummy too! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card

Sonia said...

Fantastic creation Leesa:) Adorable and mmmmmmh yummy:)

May said...

WOW, This is Stunning... too nice to eat.. I just want to look at it... Fabulous work... Hugs May x x x

Mimi said...

how adorable! I am hoping to make our Gingerbread house today, my boys can't wait to get started on it :D
Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy x

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...



Awesomely delicious creation Leesa! The yummy decoration is stunning, and I can understand why you don't want anyone to eat your gingerbread works of art.

We love to see all kinds of creations here at In The Pink as long as they include lots of Pink, so many thanks for sharing with us and I hope we will see you again.
Sylvia x

Rachael said...

Oh Leesa! Your gingerbread house turned out better than I could have ever imagined!! It turned out SO adorable!!! Lets hope it survives to the holiday. ;) XO

Yoshiras time to craft said...

Wow so the it all.Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee stamps Christmas decorations.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! It sounds like such fun.

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for the inspiration!!! My daughter and I are going to have a go!!!

Elaine coustley said...

A grand Ginger bread house. it's an age since I have made one seeing yours has given me inspiration to make one .I will find mt pattern and give it a go. x

Christy said...

Wow...I am just all kinds of impressed. My one attempt at a gingerbread house was such a massive fail that this blows me away! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!

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