A merry little Christmas

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


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.



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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