This is my first entry into a challenge here on craftster!
My fiance and I wanted to make a gingerbread house this year and since we had the time we went all out. He had never made one and I had only made some small graham cracker ones when I was little. We're getting married this October so it was fun to say that it is our first house together.
We made a model first out of brown paper bags then used those pieces to cut out our gingerbread. We used almost 2 batches of a gingerbread recipe and another batch and a half of royal icing.
We worked on it over 3 days...one day to make all the gingerbread pieces and assemble the walls (we used waterbottles to prop them up). One day for the roof and starting to decorate and the last day for more decoration.
We used pretzel sticks, sweet tarts, candy canes, laffy taffys, jolly ranchers, runts, 2 candy cane Christmas trees, and fun size chocolate bars for decorating it.
Some in progress shots...
We appropriately wore aprons with gingerbread men on them that I had made for a family Christmas cookie making day.
It of course had to have a raised deck in the back!
The completed project...