The Evils Of Gingerbread Houses

Yesterday I had the brilliant idea to build a gingerbread house. It was going to be “fun”.
Well after a house collapse, a re-build, and a lot of frustration I finally finished.
Right after this photo was taken Frosty fell and after a lot of patience (that I do not have) I finally got him to sit up with fondant and icing. Just long enough for the next photo.
Then he fell again. I came to the conclusion that he wasn’t meant to be, ate him and vowed that if my child ever asks to build a gingerbread house the answer will be no. I don’t think my child would appreciate the Christmas memory of every year we made a gingerbread house accompanied by tears, cursing and wine.

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

15 comments on “The Evils Of Gingerbread Houses”

  1. LOL! I’ve always been scared to attempt a gingerbread house because I know it will never last but at least you got some good pictures!!! I’m a new follower from the hop 🙂

  2. I too have some not so great memories of a ginger bread house attempt. It’s a nice idea in principle but never again 🙂 I am following you from the blog hop. if you would like to take a look at my blog.

  3. Haha! I’ve never tried a gingerbread house. It looks fantastic! The pictures will never give away that it was a pain in hte neck.:)

  4. Last year was our first Gingerbread House experience, oh wow, what chaos and mess!!! The kids want to do it again and I just don’t know if I want to do it again!!

    Thanks for linking up with Memory Lane

  5. I would not even attempt Gingerbread Houses! I know my limits. Thanks so much for linking up to our blog hop this week on Love U! I am already following you but like to stop by and thank you for your support as we are still so very new to blog hoppping. We won’t have one next week as my co-host is getting married and she is taking next week off. Hope to see you the following week.

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  6. loving that your blog is on my inspiration list! adding myself as a follower! 🙂 love from Norway! r

  7. Awww! Yeah, our gingerbread houses never come out either, but the memories are still always nice. Following you back from the blog hop!

  8. What a great Blog Style you have! Love it! Thank you so much for linking up to my 1st Blog Hop Social! I am working on another one for later this week to link-up crafts, recipes, etc. made by you. So please come by and link up to it as well. They will be a weekly feature on Made in a Day.

    Kim @madeinaday

  9. What a beautiful gingerbread house! I’ve been thinking about making one with my kids this year. I’ll definitely use yours for inspiration!

    I’m a new gfc follower from the hop. Hope you’ll stop by and see me sometime!

  10. Great post! I’ve often heard that gingerbread houses are tough to make. I think I pondered a kit one year but dropped it because a friend convinced me not to try it. Apparently, sometimes, you just have to eat the characters off the platter. (Funny). Came by way of Time Travel Thursdays. Enjoyed my visit, thanks, Jenn

  11. That’s why I’m going to try to make a crochet house…anyway the candy wouldn’t make it to the house if I tried to make a “real” one!

  12. This gingerbread house looks so beautiful & great…I can imagine how you felt when it was falling.Love all the colours used…
    Thanks for linking with Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

  13. LOL! At least you had some wine with it! Thanks for joining my crafts weekend blog hop! I am following you now, hope to see you back in my blog soon! Do not despair, gingerbread houses are always hard!

  14. Great post!! Thanks for being real and sharing at Shine on Friday! Hope to see you again soon.

  15. Even with your mishaps, your gingerbread vignette turned out really cute. 😉

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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