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 was super fun to make ESPECIALLY because I had never made a gingerbread house from scratch before. Super easy, make the gingerbread pieces and hide all the mistakes by royal icing!
I had to make it kinda simple because I ran out of time before my party, but I added some trees and some gingerbread people made with the same recipe!
I totally forgot about taking a picture of the template, but it was similar to Anna's but measured out. I had measured the base to being 4 in by 6 in. and the front house part was a square that was 4" by 4" and then a triangle on top! I tried my best to get everything, but I'm not sure if I did.
I was standing in my kitchen for about 30 minutes trying to measure out a good size and shape for my gingerbread house while on the phone with my architecture enginnering major boyfriend begging him to create a template for me. Obviously he just laughed and made me make my own template which of course I did.
It was super fun to make and my roommates who ended up eating it loved it!
I did want to make another one, but that never came to be with all the craziness that is the holidays...maybe before I leave for college again!