My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Gingerbread House


This past weekend I assembled and decorated this gingerbread house for Jim to take home with him to the AFH where he lives to share with his roommates. I purchased a kit from a local bakery but was very disappointed, as the pieces had baked with rounded bottoms, etc. and it was difficult when assembling the house to get it level. Also, the candy included in the kit was not adequate, although I did use the ice cream cone for the tree. (You can see in the above photo I had started to decorate the house with just frosting as I had only the candy included.)

So Jim and I went to Walgreens and picked out candy and cookies we thought would be colorful and fun. We had to have 3 Santas as there are 3 men living at his home. White, green and red frosting in bags were included in the kit but they were not enough to really decorate other than the minimum so I had to think ahead. If I do this again, I think I will bake my own pieces and make my own frosting. I have made many gingerbread houses from the polymer clay so I guess I could do this! :<) It was fun but it ended up costing me a small fortune. Jim was very happy with it and that was my goal!

I have posted this on my friend Sassy Cheryl's blog on her "Show Me" where you can post a photo of what you are creating. Go to and enter - you may be this week's winner!

Here is the front of the house:

One side:

The back of the house:

The other side:

The roof detail:
One of my polymer houses.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Wishing you a great Monday!

Barbara Diane


Rhonda Miller said...

This looks so yummy. I love the wafer cookies. Yum.

Linda said...

What a lovely creation, you have so much talent
hugs Linda

Helen said...

Oh, it must be fun decorating the house and it is very festive! the house won't last 5 minutes in my house.

Lúcia Bezerra de Paiva said...

Que linda casa de gengibre. Um encanto! Parabéns, lindo presente de Natal!
Um beijo,
da Lúcia

Ann said...

Your gingerbread house is really cute and I love the polymer version too. I was shopping with my daughter last week and she asked why we had never made a gingerbread house before. I told her good question, I have no idea why we never did

Shirley said...

Well, I for one am sure Jim and his friends are delighted with the results. It's worth every penny you spent. Just say that fantastic Santa on the side bar. Talk about awesome.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your additional candy purchases really added holly-jolly yumminess to the gingerbread house!

Sassy Cheryl said...

I am in AWE of this amazing gingerbread house! It's beautiful. . .and certainly too gorgeous to eat! LOL
I did one and ONLY one with my son one year. I don't have the patience for it. It is truly lovely Barbara!!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.