Monday, 27 December 2010

Gingerbread House



Finally my mission to make a gingerbread house is completed...:)! But I have to say it was a LOT of work of several days. I am nevertheless happy with the result of my first gingerbread house ever. Well..., it's actually not really my 'first' gingerbread house, I tried to make one last year on Christmas Eve and thought I would be able to do everything in one night (template, baking, decorating, etc), but after one of the roofs broke and fell apart, I gave up completing the house. This year I was wiser and gave myself several days to complete the gingerbread house project.





The gingerbread house in the making...



The house after I added some sugar icing, sweets and muesli for the chimney.


Bilbo's house from The Hobbit, German Fachwerkhaus and of course Hansel and Gretel's candy house came into my mind when I decorated the gingerbread house.



Can you see why? Does the round 'oreo' cookie door remind you of Bilbo's little house? - at least a little bit... ;)


Hopefully the handpainted timber makes it look like a Fachwerkhaus.


And the candy-covered roof like the witch's house in Hansel and Gretel....



I will not write much as I am at the moment in my MIL's house. But I want to wish you all a lovely Christmas time with your family and friends.


And one more time, in German, Frohe Weihnachten, lovely readers :)!




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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful ginger bread house, last time when Imade them they remain only for a photo shoot and collasped after that.

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  2. Que arte madre mía, esto es una verdadera joya.

    Felices fiestas. Besos

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  3. oh my oh my! this is such a gorgeous handmade gingerhouse CG!

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  4. Perfect job! The ginger bread house looks very beautiful.
    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays :)

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  5. Wow... This is a superb ginger bread house... Looks like pop-out from story book!!!

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  6. you go girl! that's a lot of hard work! Love the colors and it looks so fairy tale like :)

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  7. When I was in US a few weeks back, our office had a gingerbread house contest. If you had submitted yours, you would have won hands-down! Great job! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  8. This is beautiful! I love all the decorations you so carefully put on it. What a cute house! Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Years!

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  9. Wow! That's very fun ginger bread house!! Happy Xmas to you and have a blessed new year!

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  10. CG, the gingerbread house is gorgeous, you have done a perfect done! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

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  11. wow what an ambitious and gorgeous project! Love the round cookie door hehe..Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

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  12. astaga akhirnya Ginger Bread HOuse jadi juga , lucu n cakep banget .. g mau donk (minta mulu) hehehee
    Merry Chritmas & happy New Year yah ...

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  13. OMG, I'm so proud of you! You did such a fantastic job here. I'm so wanna to take a bite on those sweet little stuffs around the candy house. lol! haha.... Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. May all the good things coming to you in year 2011. Have a great holiday!
    Blessings, Kristy ((hugs))

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  14. That looks brilliant! I love the little details like the wreath too and the attic window details too! :D Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  15. Wow, it's so amazing! You've done a really good job!

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  16. wowwww top bgttt n happy holidayzzzz

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  17. Wow...what a beautiful gingerbread house!!! Well Done! I thought it but never tried to make it...too challenging! I think I won't eat it if I ever make one :D Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  18. Salutations to you on your patience and probably long hours of hard work.

    Happy New Year to you and your family !
    melanie

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  19. AWESOME! You should be an architect too ;)

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  20. I love these houses! they are so lovely!
    you have done an excellent work! (^_^)

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  21. That is so gorgeous! I love it very much! So charming! Happy New Year to you:D

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  22. What a wonderful creation. You did a really terrific job with the house. It adds a really festive air to the holiday. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Amazing! I love the chimney.

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  24. lovely piece of art work! I did one last year but it failed :(


    Have a lovely day up ahead.
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  25. Beautiful...1st time here.U r having a lovely blog.Happy to follow u.

    http://www.easycookingforamateurs.com/

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  26. It is really worth your hard work, beautiful and fantastic! Happy New Year..

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  27. What a lovely gingerbread house! All the details are really great. Maybe I'll try to make one next year. Never been brave enough yet 8).

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  28. What a lovely gingerbread house! Love the attention to details.

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  30. OMG!!! Gileeee keren banget sin......bused dehhhh salut oyyy bisa ampe bener2 detail gitu plus rame gingerbread house nya :). Kerennnn.....:).

    ehiya btw, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year yah sin :)

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  31. It is just too beautiful! I can keep that forever :)

    Happy New Year

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  32. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun foods for little eaters

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  33. Wow! Hard work paid off but could you bear to eat it after that? It's an artwork!

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  34. @ Ken - No, I can't bear to eat it, it's just to much work...;)!!

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  35. I am gasping over your gingerbread house. It is absolutely ADORABLE and a really beautiful piece of work. I am so impressed.

    Happy New Year! Look forward to seeing what other creations you make in 2011.

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  36. Wow!!! That's a really awesome gingerbread!!!

    It's a bit late.. but it's OK to say: Frohe Weihnachten! :)

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  37. Wow fantastisch, wie vom richtigen Konditor...viel zu schade zum essen^^

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  38. very nice,super,You did such a fantastic job here

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  39. WOW!!! I'm going to make a house type cake for a friends birthday soon, I've now got my insipration, I hope to make something as good as this! :)

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  40. Oh, wow! My mom and I used to make Gingerbread houses every year for Christmas when I was little, and sometimes we fixed some translucent red paper in the windows and put fairy lights (?) - you know, these chains of small electric lights - inside so the windows were glowing. Hänsel and Gretel usually were two gummibears fixed with icing in front of the door. My mom would also make gingerbread trees, and then we fixed everything on a big plate of baked gingerbread (half of a big baking tray just for the ground) and had the house and the garden with fence and gingerbread firs on there. The best part was of course garnishing everything with plenty of colorful Smarties, gummibears, and sugar pearls.

    Ah, childhood memories ... :)

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  41. WOW!!! This is so awesome!!! Lovely and gorgeous Gingerbread house! :) Makes me nostalgic!

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