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Making Gingerbread Houses

December 8, 2010

I’ve made a gingerbread house at Christmas for as long as I can remember.  It’s one of those traditions that I never want to give up on.  It just fels like Christmas.  Creamie made hers last weekend at my mom’s house, and you’ve never seen a happier little girl.  I mean, a whole table covered with candy, all at her decorating (and snacking) disposal?  What kid wouldn’t be happy!

I was in charge of the frosting, but she was in charge of picking out candy and telling me where to put it.  Oh, and she needed to do some tasting too.  I’m pretty sure that’s the most important part.

le gingerbread

She lost interest with one roof section left to do, so I helped her out a little bit.  Just a little.

i wanna eat it

She was so proud of her little house, and she wanted nothing more than to eat it immediately.  Particularly the door.  I think that will be the first part to be consumed.

so so proud

I’m finishing up the tutorial tonight, and I’ll post pics of my house and the recipe and template tomorrow.  Happy Wednesday!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2010 4:53 pm


    Oh, my goodness! How cute are the two of you? What a super fun tradition. Those pictures are fantastic. Give Creamie a squeeze from me.

    xo -El

  2. December 8, 2010 5:24 pm

    Perfect timing! I just cut a recipe for “the White House gingerbread cookies” from our paper, but yours looks nice and firm for houses, so I’m going to go with the PSS gingerbread version.
    Creamie – you have the most edible crinkly nose ever. I just want to kiss that little button every time I see it. Love your photos together.

  3. Kim permalink
    December 8, 2010 5:24 pm

    This is one of our favorite traditions as well. We need to get on that for this year. Cute pictures of the both of you.

  4. December 9, 2010 6:04 am

    oh yes, gingerbread houses are the best, i made them as a kid too! i love the photos, you both look so perfectly happy. my little boy is just 13 months, but next year i’ll start this tradition as well! thanks for sharing and reminding 🙂

  5. December 9, 2010 7:39 am

    I think the only gingerbread house I have ever made was in 7th grade home economics. How sad is that!? It looks like such a fun tradition… maybe I’ll have to start this for our own family.

    Too cute!

  6. Tami B permalink
    December 9, 2010 10:13 am

    Little Creamie is do darn cute!!! Happy holidays to your family.

  7. December 16, 2010 5:32 am

    Love that last picture. I tried doing it with mine last week with some friends… my little one was more interested in harassing a boy and playing with Lego pieces… *sigh*

  8. December 9, 2015 10:52 am

    Um, look at the TINY little Creamie!!!



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