Gingerbread House Fail…

So, for Christmas I wanted to make my first ever Gingerbread House from scratch…

That meant, the dough from scratch as well as the icing.

I used a recipe from the latest Donna Hay Magazine and proceeded to make…


Alas, it’s obvious I have no skills in building a Gingerbread House.

On the plus side, it does taste simply scrumptious! It’s mouth-wateringly more-ish which I think is the best result any rookie baker could hope for!

Will I attempt to make another one next year?? The answer right now is a big fat NO!

I may change my mind closer to Christmas 2014, but I very much doubt it!

If you have any tips or stories to share regarding the construction of a Gingerbread House, please do share!!

Your fails and/or triumphs will help those of us who are hopeless at mastering this tricky gingerbready tradition!


3 thoughts on “Gingerbread House Fail…

  1. Hi Amanda! Great post and I can really relate because the same thing happened to me, except worse – it collapsed (the roof just fell down). My nephew working on it with me was pretty sad about it and I don’t know if we’ll try again Xmas 2015 either! But here’s a video I looked at that might help: Really like the look of your Lamington’s by the way and want to try making them some time! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for the great link! I saw how she made it in one of those special Christmas shows last year! She and Paul made it look so easy!!
      This year I decided just to make Gingerbread Men. They were a lot less stressful! I actually made a video showing how to make them on my YouTube channel if you’re interested:
      Thanks so much for stopping by! 😊

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