Yesterday, I attempted to make a gingerbread house! Now, I have been really looking forward to making it and I wanted to give myself lots of time on it!
Yesterday, I attempted to make a gingerbread house and it went dramatically wrong!
I mixed the dough and it was so wet, it stuck to everything.. I ended up spending more time cleaning the mess up, than actually making it! I had a little google and tried my hardest to make it more pliable.. I managed to make it to a consistency I was fairly happy with and began cutting it all out. By this point I was past making it and wanted to give up, but I persisted and managed to get the gooey, sticky mess onto a lined baking tray..
12 minutes later I pulled out the goods from the oven, it smelt good enough.. I looked in horror as some of the sides had risen to triple their size! I cut away at them and thought they looked ok, but by the time I was ready to assemble they actually wouldn’t meet, and don’t get me started on the icing sugar!
I am slightly cak-handed and although I managed to put the icing into the piping back, somehow it made its way back out the top! After several attempts of trying to put this thing together, I gave up and ended up throwing it in the bin, it started to resemble the gooey mess I had started with!
Next year, I am going to buy a ready made gingerbread house where all I have to do is put the thing together! I was going to Moo and H to help me, but I am rather chuffed I didn’t! I am not sure my stress levels would of coped!
So until tomorrow, I shall leave you with this…