Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Building a Gingerbread house

Beings this is my first blog of December and that i'm in the Christmas spirit i thought i would do something a little different.

That something different is building a Gingerbread house. This is the first time i've ever build one bearing in mind!

Everything supplied to build the Gingerbread house comes inside a cardboard box.

What you get inside are 6 pieces of Gingerbread house pieces, some icing, a cardboard stand and various sweets for decoration.

On the back are some nice easy to follow step by step instructions.

Laid out onto a chopping board is the first 4 pieces for the house these beings the sides and fronts.

Aswell as the roof pieces also =)

The icing is required to be squeezed out of this icing bag (which has proven to not be a brilliant idea) they could have supplied a better icing bag.

Squeezing the icing onto the pieces proved to be a problem as the icing 9 times out of 10 wouldn't stick to the Gingerbread! P.S sorry for the lighting in this photo.

All the pieces now stuck together this proved to be tricky also but a good result comes out of it :)

I added the love hearts and some sweets (chopped in half) for the roof adding the sweets wasn't a nightmare but adding the icing was. The icing would sometimes fall through the gap in the roof.

I then added a love heart on both fronts of the house this unsurprisingly proved to be the easiest thing to do.

The back view of the house with drawn on icing for the outline of windows and a door. Also added a sweet for a door knob and some other sweets shown under the windows for decoration.

Then there is the first one side of the house.

                                                    And the other side

The front of the house note the front door filled with icing (done to add detail).

We can't leave both roof pieces out this was also hard to do because the icing wouldn't stick very well adding the dots on the roof didn't turn out well either!

The finished thing! Not bad for a first attempt i must say.

CONCLUSION: It was my first attempt at doing something like this so therefore it isn't bad but it proved to be difficult the icing wouldn't stick very well, and some of the sweets in order to have a detailed finished had to be chopped in half with a knife which was a daunting task.

I therefore rate it: 5/10 (tis my first go so thats why it gets the score, But it could have been better)

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