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 I am kicking it off with Christmas Gingerbread houses. I feel wholly unequipped for this as I have never made one before but Jude and Jaime have asked me to host so I am running full steam ahead into this challenge.
To give you some confidence Jude has a whole range of blog posts on her gingerbread houses and can be found on twitter as @atriflerushed please feel free to tweet her your FAQs.
To kick us off I have asked a few key questions:
Q. Do you need to trim your gingerbread after baking?A. Some gingerbread needs a trim, it's a good idea to use a ruler or a template for an irregular shape. If you've used a mould it's generally ok without a trim.
Q. What icing glue is best?
A. I find Royal icing makes the best glue. Once you've put the house together and it's setting you can keep the remaining icing in the fridge, so long as it is sealed. It will keep for a few days.
Q. what is your one gingerbread house making tip?
A.The most important thing I have learnt is not to rush. Make sure your gingerbread has really dried out before you start building, and then let the house set, before you decorate.
- We don't mind how you make your gingerbread house. If it is chocolate, cake, biscuit or part of a premade kit.
- Send me your blog posts and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You are welcome to resubmit old posts just please add the badge and link back to here.
- Please tweet your entry to @turquoiselemons using hashtag #seasonalgingerbreadhouse
I will do a round up post as soon as we have a few. I will add to it each week up to Christmas so that any of you who haven't participated in the first few weeks of December can be inspired.
Do chat to us on twitter about your creations: