Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Construction Phase 1 complete

Tomorrow afternoon we will be making a Gingerbread House, but before that can happen the pre-fabrication of building materials must take place. So that's what I've been doing tonight. Because sleep is so over-rated.

I could have simply re-used the pattern from previous years but I was getting kind of bored with doing the same thing year after year. About a month ago Megan was musing on the question of how to do an Aussie gingerbread house and I got all inspired and stuff. So tonight I made a new pattern, this time of a house with a verandah out the front (at least I hope that's what I've made! I was kind of tired.)

Here's the pattern being cut out in the dough.

Gingerbread in the raw

And here are all the bits, baked and ready for Construction Phase 2 tomorrow afternoon.

Cooling gingerbread house pieces

Damn my house smells good just now.


Mel said...

I have never made a gingerbread house but, hey, next year....?

Can't wait to see the finished product. You are very clever.

Megan said...

Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Hi There! I'm hoping that'll make an appearance on Christmas day! Looks yummy. The shape looks fab - any chance of an old rockin' chair and some gum trees?
Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday,

yodaobi said...

I am sticking to Christmas cookies until William is a bit bigger.

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Susan said...

Oh, I want to see it! I want to see it! I am very excited.

I want to try and make one next year. It will be super fun!