Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This year's gingerbread making has been quite different from past years. Not only did I make my own traditional gingerbread house, I also made 12 other gingerbread buildings and the cupcakes you see here. I didn't use my gingerbread cake for the cupcakes, but I thought that the little men added a nice touch. :) The gingerbread village that I baked up over the course of three days is now on display in our dining room, around the base of a beautiful Victorian Christmas tree.

I made these men with royal icing, black licorice, and of course, gingerbread. They turned out really well-- and I enjoyed making different little faces on all of them.

And then, of course, here's my yearly gingerbread house. For the past few years, I've used loads of candy to decorate it, giving it a colorful, warm, and festive look. But this year, I decided to simplify it, and just use royal icing to decorate it (and one candy). :) It turned out rather well, I'd say.

So long for now! Looking forward to the loads and loads of comments this post should bring me. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Your gingerbread house is amazing! I really appreciate how you through this blog and the photos capture the awesome beauty in the things which so many of us never notice. You remind me of one of my favourite quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes - The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries."