So as you may have noticed from all my tweets I am hosting a Christmas gingerbread house link up
Jaime from Jaime's Kitchen
and I were saying on twitter that we would like to try a gingerbread house this Christmas and we thought we should share our journey with you all and give you the chance to join in. At this point we asked Jude from A Trifle Rushed
to join us as she has been making wonderful Gingerbread houses all year round you can see them here
. With this in mind we plan to do a link up of seasonal houses throughout 2013 - Valentine's, Easter, Summer and Halloween so don't worry if you didn't manage to join in this time.
So without further ado here is the first seasonal gingerbread link up.
Chele at the Chocolate Teapot
has created this beautiful snow cottage
. The snowmen were inspired by the John Lewis advert and are so cute! Chele also used gelatine for her glass windows as well as making snow covered tree meringues.
This next house
is by Laura from How to Cook Good Food
. This is Laura's first gingerbread house and she said she thoroughly enjoyed the sticking and decorating, plus her kids now think she is amazing. Yay!
One of my twitter followers Becca @daintydisco
sent me the photo of her Gingerbread House. I especially like the snow on the edges of the windows and the happy Santa to greet you at the house.
Claire from Foodie Quine
did a wonderful post on making different things instead of the traditional Christmas cake. One of the items was this lovely gingerbread house
including a chocolate finger fence and a sprout on the chimney!
Sam Hoey from Sam's Kitchen
made these completely adorable and very precisely iced gingerbread bird houses.
Here is my little cosy cottage
. I had to be very patient to make this and learnt that it is best done in several stages over a few days. I'm really looking forward to making some different themed houses this year to match the seasons.
Do remind me if I missed one off and I will add it on! Thank you to everyone who joined in the link up and we look forward to making more themed houses with you this year.