Sunday, December 27, 2009

(daring baker's) home for the holidays

The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.


This post is going to be short and sweet. This time of the year is from now on much, much busier. That's because this is the time last year that my little one was born. She's turning one day after tomorrow. So Christmas may be over but I still have a million things to do.

I chose the Good Housekeeping recipe. I doubled it and the kids made gingerbread cookies with the rest. My template is one from Martha Stewart's webpage which I will link to when I get a chance. Oh and I used a Chocolate Buttercream to stick down all the candies as it was left over from making the Little One's Birthday cake. It was my first ever gingerbread house from scratch and it was a lot of fun. I kind of felt like a kid again making this. Thanks Anna & Y for choosing such a fun challenge!

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