Monday, December 23, 2013

Red and White Gingerbread House

Merry Christmas everybody!

It has been a fun year of baking, photographing and blogging this year. So many highlights!

For me the cake I most enjoyed creating was my Candy Crush Pinata Cake with candy on the inside and my favourite cupcakes have to be the Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes.

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Last Christmas I made lots of baking for gifts and get togethers which was fun but quite tiring.

You may have noticed the lack of Christmas baking posts this year, it's a sign of the strain the year has had on me. Lots of study and work has meant that baking has sometimes had to take a back seat.

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There are some traditions, however, which I try to hold on to as much as possible, like making gingerbread houses.

In 2010 I made a cute pink themed gingerbread house, 2011 I tried my hand at some decorative piping and created a plain white gingerbread house, in 2012 I got creative and made mini gingerbread houses that sit on your mug.

Gingerbread House

This year I wanted to fit the theme in with a Christmas afternoon tea I shared with some friends of mine recently. Silver with a touch of red.

Unfortunately, despite what everyone thought, the gingerbread house wasn't quite finished in time for our gathering. It was a little plain and I had ideas of adding a fence and some little men.

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To fit in with the silver red theme I made some bling-y curtains and decorations to make the house sparkle and made a fence of candy canes and Jaffas.

My favourite part is the little men on the side putting the Christmas lights up.

Gingerbread House

After I finished I thought the house needed some more snow so I sprinkled on some icing sugar, I'm still not sure which version I like better.

All in all this is my favourite gingerbread house so far. I think it'll make a great centrepiece on Christmas day!

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