Monday, December 17, 2012

Making A Gingerbread House-Finished!

 Just a few things to do and the
 gingerbread display will be finished.
FYI It takes about 14 egg whites,
1 & 1/2 large bags of powdered
sugar, 1 & 1/2 small containers
 of cream of tartar to make one
of my gingerbread houses.
I need a gap in a section of my
candy cane fence where the front
walk will be.  I cut the tops off
of 2 large candy canes.
I want my front path to end right
about here.
I squiggled a big log to set the
chocolate rocks in.
The same for the back walkway, it's
also ready for a tree.
I set the big tree and lamp post
in the front yard.
I am ready to put the ribbon
around the edge of the base.
My ribbon isn't wide enough so
I will use 2 kinds.  I pinned the
lower ribbon the the back.
I did the same to the upper ribbon.
I got my candy cane humps ready.
I started on the side
and made a big squiggly line.

I stuck the candy canes in.  Same
thing all the way around.
(Wonky is just fine!)
I used the last of the frosting to make
snow drifts everywhere.
Finally finished!
Sadie, our daughter's
Irish Jack Russell.
I saw a doe and her fawn
in the yard several times this
past spring and summer.
The glow of the tea light makes our
 Santa look like he's standing in
 front of a fireplace.
It was fun to make, but I missed
having little helpers.
Certainly not perfect,
but to us
it's confection perfection!

To the lovely ladies who so faithfully
 come to my blog and leave the sweetest,
kindest comments, from my little house
to yours...........
I wish you a very
Merry Christmas!


  1. It is wonderful! Many Blessings to you and your family, hugs from Vermont!

  2. Beautiful. I think this is the prettiest house I have ever seen. So much care and work. All the details are precious. You have made an amazing gingerbread house, surely the best one ever made.

  3. Oh yes, I agree, your little Gingerbread house is "Confection Perfection!" Your taking us through the steps (and up the steps) from start to finish has been so much fun, making for the best Christmas posts in all of Blogland, ever! Thanks for a heaping measure of Christmas joy and inspiration. A Merry, Merry Christmas to you and to yours!

  4. I have never made a gingerbread house, imagine that! What a cozy place you have here, just my cup of tea. I can almost smell the mulled cider. I bet you make Springerle cookies too!

  5. I forgot to mention how wonderful the gingerbread house is. And I love the quotes along your sidebar, how perfect!

  6. Oh it's a work of art!!! Thank you so much for the time and trouble to photograph this process and blog it...I know how long it takes to do all that, and worse, how hard it is to remember to get pictures as the work proceeds!

    Wonderful. Maybe next year you'll have Littles to help.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Wow Sherri, it's fabulous. The Gingerbread house is beautiful, what delight! I love every detail. Thank-you for sharing the process. I love your Gingerbread wreath too!

    Hope you enjoy your Holidays
    Happy New Year!



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