My gingerbread house this year was left to the very last minute. My grandson was not going to be able to help decorate it as in previous years. I was going to make the Zumbo special gingerbread house but decided I didn’t have enough time to finish for Christmas day.
I decided to go with my usual gingerbread recipe but use the shape idea from zumbo but on a smaller scale. The decorations were applied to the individual pieces before building the gingerbread house. I found applying the lollies to the individual pieces so much easier and they didn’t want to fall off sticking them to a flat surface.
Because I had put so many freckles on the roof it was particularly heavy. After applying the royal icing I needed to use items (coconut milk tins worked well) to hold the roof up so that it didn’t slide off. I had put so many freckles on the roof I couldn’t put on the chimney so decided to leave it off this year.
The taste was really good as usual with plenty of lollies for everyone. May be next year I will attempt something more involved, and begin a little earlier.