Saturday, December 16, 2006

Happy holiday season!

We are leaving tomorrow for a beach vacation, so these are my Happy Holiday photos for you.
These 2 gingerbread houses were made, again, from Tania's book. (I am so flattered that 12 out of 12 amazon customers have clicked on behalf of my review.)
It basically took a whole day to make 2 batches of dough (just in case any of the pieces cracked, but none did), chill it in the refrigerator, cut out the pattern, cut the dough according to the pattern, chilling the dough again, baking the dough, making the icing, assembling the house, then decorating it with candy. Whew! It was a lot of work, but we had fun and the house smells wonderful. Thanks to my mom who helped with the assembling and decorating. The decorating was designed by Cutie: he decided which candies to put where. The left one turned out excellent, but the right one wasn't cold enough when I cut the dough and transferred it on to the baking sheet, so it was a little lopsided and needed some biscuits at the top of the roof. Cooking is an art, but baking is science, and it's all about precision!


Anonymous jan said...

happy holidays to you and look forward to reading more in the new year.

great looking gingerbread houses... hope that I get inspired to do some of that too.


7:37 AM  
Anonymous Tombe said...

Wow the houses look fabulous... and Cutie on the 4th photo looks soooo much like his father!

Have a great trip and see you soon - with a tan?


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