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X-mas delicacy pt 2

Last time we were baking traditional Christmas pies and this time we were reaching the advanced level of baking, making the gingerbread house. One reason to play with the gingerbreads, is because we had to hang out with my kids also. And kids like baking gingerbreads.

Project started with buying a diy (do it yourself)-kit from Ikea. The price was only under 3€.

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We fixed the wall and roofpanels with sugar paste. During the process we found out that we need more decoration stuff and we went to Lidl to buy some accessories.

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After the frame has dried and hardened we started to decorate the building. On the roof we put white/pink drops and Smarties, glued with the sugar paste. Windows and door were framed with sugar paste. The chimney was filled with Smarties and covered with different decorations. On the roof’s edges we tried to use white sugar paste to make “ice spikes” with not-so-good-success 🙂

On the top on the house we spread the powder sugar as snow.

 

We didn’t get enough of baking so we started to bake different shapes gingerbread cookies. I had a large collection of cookie molds; animals, stars, trees, Angry Birds etc.

Of course the decent X-mas house needs inhabitants, pets, x-mas trees.

Here is the result:

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