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 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.