This year’s Gingerbread House stands around 12 inches tall and features 3 dimensional shutters on cathedral-style windows, two brick chimneys, a covered front porch complete with stairs and potted plants.
The little fence and peppermint stick posts are the finishing touches that tie the house together. For a holiday look I added wreaths to all the windows by baking rounds of dough and gluing on colored sunflower seeds and silver dragee balls with lots of royal icing.
The window panes are made of crushed butterscotch candies that are baked right into the cut out dough. The entire house is sprinkled with powdered sugar for snow and lots of glitter for sparkle.
This year’s house is based on the basic template of last year’s house with different windows, front porch and extra 3 dimensional touches.
This house took two days to construct: On the first day, I baked all the pieces and started decorating. On the second day, I did all the construction and and made the finishing touches.
Here is a link to my very first Gingerbread House.
Happy Holidays to everyone and thanks so much for looking at my posts!