I have been thinking about what I shall use for each component. Making the structure I can't imagine being too hard. I will take photos of each sections and roughly work out the ratio of height to length for each section of the house. What concerns me is what to make the roof tiles of... cereal, chocolate buttons, homemade biscuits. What about the windows? I could crack up hard boiled sweets and melt these in the oven in my gingerbread "window frames" to make see through windows, or perhaps I should I just paint on some white icing? What shall I bind the gingerbread with, icing or caramel?
What I have come to realise about this baking ambition is that my gingerbread houses are going to require much planning especially if I want a professional looking house rather than one of the instant pack houses from the supermarket!
|I love the detail of this house but do not expect mine to look anywhere near as good as this one!|
|This is simple and sweet, if mine looked like this I would be pleased.|
|This is one of my favorites, It is so sweet and beautifully done.|
|Again, another detaild gorgeous house, but I feel it is missing snow! I like the detailing of the wooden paneling the best. My parents home is made of large blocks of sandstone which I would like to think I could replicate.|
|Again, another one which captured my imagination for the detailed textures. Beautiful.|
|This one was the first one which made me want to do this. If I could make mine look as sweet and tidy as this one I would be pleased.|
|If all else fails I will do a simple design like this sweet little house. I like the ice cream cones being used for trees.|