Thursday, 16 December 2010

Gingerbread House Chronicles -- Our Triumph!


For this gingerbread house, we decided to restrict our colour palette to red, white, brown/black and just a touch of green on the trees. Those peppermint stripe candy trees were purchased "as is." All we did was glue them down with a ton of icing. And, as you can see, our fence was made of half-Oreos with an occasional marshmallow post.

The difficult thing about this house was the #@$%!!! roof. We shingled it with those very thin chocolate wafer cookies. They inevitably broke when applied to the roof. For every whole shingle that we managed to get on, there were at least six broken cookies. It took the entire box to finish the job and, believe me, that's a lot of cookies! And someone had to eat all the broken ones . . . .

But we were very pleased with the end result. It will be hard in the future to top this house for sheer magnificence, I think, but we will try. That's how it is for true artistes.

29 comments:

Bronson and Pepper said...

Very lovely! I like the color scheme and it must have taken ya'll quite some time to accomplish this! I look forward to seeing your achieving an even better one!

knitwit said...

I am amazed by these gingerbread houses. Fantastic!

faerwillow said...

~debra...this is sheer gingerbread beauty at its best!!! and the ribbon candy trees...love it!!! i want to come and play!!! oh i can't wait to see what you two little artistes will create next year...warm holiday wishes and brightest blessings~

Snap said...

I giggled over the *SOMEONE* had to eat all those broken cookies! Another beautiful house!

Dark Mother said...

Awesome! As for the broken cookies....I would have scarfed those bad boys without thinking twice, that's the best part about trying to make food look pretty and messing up.

Jeanne said...

The house turned out wonderful! And I admire how you have had to 'suffer' for the sake of art! :0)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Super Doooooper!!! :-)

Just A Gal said...

I don't think I could finish construction without eating the whole thing. Especially if there were chocolate mint cookies involved. Looks great!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Looks fantastic! Making one of those is much harder than it looks!

Helene said...

Next year I'll have to make one. It turned out beautiful.

mermaid gallery said...

like right out of the elves workshop...well done!

BugginWord said...

The only thing missing is a licorice unicorn in the yard!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

You 2 are so talented...now I'm hungry.

turquoisemoon said...

It really is a Triumph!!! Wow! You guys really are artistes! Too Cool!!!

mxtodis123 said...

Wow!!! I love it. You guys really have talent.
Mary

Little Messy Missy said...

Great gingerbread house! I want to eat the fence please!

LauraX said...

:)

Cameron said...

Throw yourself on those broken cookies...its your duty as an artist! This is magnificent! Can't wait to see next years...you do know you now have to out do yourselves...:)
Two story house maybe?
Check this out for inspiration...
http://www.biltmore.com/media/photo-preview.asp?pid=44

Sarita Rucker said...

Oooo...I like that...the trees look so delicious that I want to lick the screen.

The Golden Eagle said...

It looks amazing! Wow--that's some gingerbread house. :)

Holly Ruggiero said...

OH WOW! I totally want to eat that house and all its trimmings.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love your gingerbread house! I've never made one! Must put it on my bucket list!!!

mistress maddie said...

You have come a lonmg way baby! I would have been more than happy to help eat that one!

Blueberry said...

These are wonderful!!!

Sandra said...

You do realize if I was anywhere near that house, all the little wee inhabitants would be screaming for their lives!

Jabacue said...

That IS a hard one to beat! Beautiful. True artistes are in our midst!!
Jim

laughingwolf said...

damn that looks good... tasty, too ;) lol

Rue said...

Ooooh - this is a great house! Nicely done. And I totally would have eaten the broken cookies if you had asked!

imaginationlane said...

I adore this house..great job you ladies did! And I had a good giggle at you swearing over the broken cookies. I would curse up a storm too at that frustration...
LOL.

I do hope your Christmas is filled with much love and laughter...:)

Lynette