02 January 2014

Before and After: 2013 and 2014

This may sound like a crazy plan but it is what it is! I wanted to make a gingerbread house this year and somehow I just didn't get around to it until Tuesday, Dec 31 - the last possible moment before 2013 disappeared forever. So I started it in 2013 and I (mostly) finished it in 2014. The "before" shows all of the ingredients I had assembled to decorate this beauty. The "after" shows it 95% complete. The gingerbread man still needs a little more stability (hence the icing spatula propping him up). And still to come I want to dust the roof with sparkly sugar to look like snow. I also am going to add a few little pine trees and probably some kind of candy border. I had never made one before - it was fun! And now I'm ready for Christmas 2014. (:

1 comment:

  1. Well done, that's so cute!! I haven't made one in quite awhile, but I remember how fun it was to pick out candy that would accent a miniature house, I see a wreath on the door, a Christmas tree with a star, wafers for shingles and big gumdrops for roof lights...so cool! I really love the gingerbread boy welcoming us to the house...never thought of that great idea! I also recall how persnickety that icing is and how many of my roofs slid off before it could harden!!

    Are you going to spray it with some varnish so it'll last the year?