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