Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread Houses are a Fun Holiday Tradition

The smell of ginger and molasses filling the kitchen is something I look forward to every year.  Ever since I was a child and read the story of Hansel and Gretel, I have wanted to make my own gingerbread house.

These edible houses are quite popular at classroom parties (usually made from graham crackers) and endless amounts of frosting. Many families will buy a kit from the local craft store and attempt making a gingerbread house of their own.

We used a kit one year because I was short on time, but it just wasn't the same. Last year, Dylan decided he wanted to make a big house, but just a flat one, so we we got creative.

This year, we went back to the family tradition of making the house from scratch - and it was so much fun. Friends are always asking me, "How did you do that?" It's not hard, really it's not. And you don't need to use a glue gun - royal icing works great!

So, with the help of the graphics department, I have created step-by-step instructions for you and your family to build your very own gingerbread house over at OC Moms. Check it out and let me know if you decide to make a gingerbread house of your own this year.

Be sure to take a look at the printable version of the instructions too.

No comments:

Post a Comment