A merry little Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and lots of pressies.

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My mod gingerbread house was a success – not that it was all smooth sailing. I completely forgot to bake the back wall so had to do an extra batch of gingerbread at the last minute and I was not at all confident that the lifesaver besser block wall would hold, but it did! Hooray! That royal icing is amazing stuff. I was very restrained on the lollies and adornments this year. For some reason I just wanted to keep it simple and putting all the extra marshmallows and lollies all over the house just seemed to go against the whole mid-century modern theme. But the rocky road chimney was very well received and I’ve made a little habit of using the star anise over the door of my houses. So without further ado here is the making of and the finished Mod Gingerbread house.

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17 thoughts on “A merry little Christmas

  1. Brilliant! Love the lifesaver wall. I ended up having a go this year (not modern though) and ended up having so much fun I did two!

    Hope you had a great Christmas. x

    • Thanks so much for your comment Patricia – yep the wall is definitely my favourite bit too. I might pop the whole thing up as a tutorial next Xmas I think, it was actually easier than a traditional gingerbread house.

  2. Oh! I am just in paroxysms of delight over this. Delightful.

    (it also reminds me a lot of a classic nz bach… which gives me great vernacular architecture to inspire a summery christmas gingerbread house for next year!)

    • Thanks for your comment Jenn, I agree – there need to be more summery houses in the gingerbread repertoire for those of us in the southern hemisphere!

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