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Gingerbread house fail!

Welcome to Day 20 of Blogmas! 

Sorry for no posts the last few days. I’ve been feeling really sick and just exhausted lately. But I’m back and better than ever.

When I was sick, I kinda fell out of my Christmas spirit. I didn’t even listen to my friend’s playlist that she shared with me until last night.

My boyfriend was the one who helped get me back into the spirit of Christmas. He decided it would be nice to do something more traditional and fun to build a Gingerbread House.

I don’t think of myself as being particularly creative, but I do love crafts. Gingerbread houses remind me of my mom. When I was a kid, she baked the gingerbread house and little gingerbread kids from scratch. It was my job as a kid to decorate and eat the gingerbread kids. As an adult, I now feel my baking skill level is below average. I have never baked a gingerbread house before, and the only gingerbread men I’ve ever made were well under par. 

We found a cheap gingerbread village in Target. Which was incredibly useful as it provided all of the gingerbread pieces, icing, and decorations. I actually didn’t expect to get the decorations, and I’m really happy with this kit!

The kit we used

If I’m honest, decorating a gingerbread house isn’t as easy as it looks. The gingerbread pieces had markings on them to guide us when doing things like the door and windows, but piping the icing neatly was still quite tricky. It’s actually challenging sticking it all together as they kept sliding around and falling. Yet, once it was all together, it held well and looks really impressive.

This was the very first time my boyfriend made a gingerbread house. He didn’t get the point of them. He asked a bunch of questions. Who would actually eat them? If you aren’t going to eat them, then why go through the process of making them? Isn’t that just wasting food?

My boyfriend and my brother made their houses look so great. Mine looks like it was hit by hurricane cookie-trina. If I can be honest, I don’t know if it was that successful, but I don’t know if I can consider it as a fail; I’ll let you decide!

Hope you enjoyed it, and have you made your Gingerbread house yet? Have you ever made a Gingerbread House? Did yours look better than mine? It probably did.

Thank you very much for reading this blog post, and I hope that you’re still enjoying blogmas! I’ll see you again tomorrow for the final week of blogmas, so make sure you stay tuned for that!

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