Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread Cottage

I haven't made a gingerbread house for the last couple of years. So much mess and my construction skills are so lame there is always a chance that the house will come tumbling down!But this year I thought I might give it another try, mainly because I had picked up a cookie cutter set from Williams Sonoma that made me dream of a sugar covered cottage. The cutters have interlinking tabs that promised to make the house sturdy! Happy day! So here is the result. I will have to confess that the tabs needed some "shaving" to fit together as the cookie dough does swell as it cooks. Just a bit though. I don't have a steady hand so some of my lines are not too straight. But I love how cute this is!
The back of the house has a large picture window that looks out over a candy paved patio.
If you look into the window, you get a glimpse of the family's Christmas tree. Even gingerbread people have Christmas trees! I wonder if they have tiny little gingerbread houses on their dining room tables.....Diana

1 comment:

  1. you did an awesome job!
    your icing looks great, and the candy embellishments are super cute!!
    i ♥ it!
    Merry Christmas