Baking · Inspiration

The Gingerbread House

“…and when they went close up to it they saw the cottage was made of bread and cakes, and the window-panes were of clear sugar”

Hansel & Gretel – The Brothers Grimm

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For the past couple of years I’ve really fancied making a gingerbread house for Christmas, I didn’t get around to it last year, but this year I’m determined. While I wait for the right cookie cutters I have been getting some inspiration. The thing I love about gingerbread houses is how it reminds me of the story Hansel and Gretel. Imagine coming across a house in the woods that was completely made of cake and sweets, I always (and still do!) wanted to find a house like this. Instead it seems I will have to create my own little fairy tale house. I also think it would make some lovely gifts.

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Lulu’s Sweet Secrets

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Butter Hearts Sugar

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Lots of great inspiration and I think I have in mind what I will do. The only thing that will let me down is making the fine lines. I’m a bit shaky at the best of times! Anyway I promise to post pictures of my own creation once I have finished it.

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