I love baking and I was so excited that my nephew Rory wanted to join in last weekend. After making the Gingerbread Men Muffins (see PART ONE!!) we decided to ramp up the messiness and decorate a Gingerbread House.
Now…I have to admit something here….I bought the Gingerbread House instead of baking it. I know, I know…..but I only had a morning with my nephew and we already made the muffins from scratch so didn’t have time to make the biscuit too. SO I cheated and used a packet from Ikea.
However, if you have time, here is a great recipe.
So while Uncle Kieron stuck the house together I laid out various sweets and decorations into little bowls ready for the mayhem…
Adding a lego sweet door (note the lego wall already built) –
Adding smoke to the chimney –
Adding Fire to the chimney –
Deep in concentration –
Decorating his Gingerbread Man (This is not an advert for Dr Oetker…I promise!!)
Decorating the kitchen with hundreds and thousands –
All great artists write there name at the bottom –
And this is the best photo of the finished product that we have –
This was such great fun! I had to rein in my compulsiveness to help and make it neat though!!
I would recommend anyone with kids (or kids they can borrow!!) to give this a go at Christmas. Rory was so proud to show everyone what he made and couldn’t wait to take the chimney off and eat it!!