Firstly, let me apologise profusely for the quality of the images. Pictures I take myself are usually bad but these are atrocious. The reason being that I had to snap these off quickly after the house was packed in its travelling box and before it was squeezed into the car with all my other christmas cookery. I forgot to take pictures as it was setting on the countertop, thus if you look closely you can see all manner of clutter in the background of these pics. The tape measure is because I had to get the dimensions exactly right otherwise the lid would not fit on the cake-carrier.
The idea was to make a replica in gingerbread and sugar of my parent’s house. Although this initially seemed quite complex, it quickly became obvious that the house could easily be split into several blocks and assembled that way. I had a lot of fun making this piece and evidently did a good job, as my mum recognised it straight away.
Here it is from the front – (that’s a garage on the left)
and from the back (you can’t quite make out the fish in the pond)
and the side. Sadly there was no room for gingerbread barbecues.
Happy holidays everyone! Hope you had a brilliant time!