It’s my last post until after Christmas!
I’m going to be verrry busy over the next couple days ; dinners to cook, presents to wrap, road trips to venture out on, family to visit and so much more.
I was recently working on a gingerbread house at work and yesterday was the judging. Well… We didn’t win. We came close, but there was a massive beach themed Gingerbread house that beat us (I’d just like to point out that I built mine all by myself, and they had 7 people working on theirs. Just sayin’.)
I snapped some photos to share with you guys, so check out my village below!
These broken up lollipops became the Reception Desk for our little village. I melted them in the oven and while they didn’t turn out exactly as I had hoped, they were pretty good for a first attempt.
Even MORE royal icing. I made three batches of it, plus Marlene’s daughter had made me a batch as well. We went through a whole lot of it!!
Here we have our gingerbread security keeping a close eye on our “file boxes” — Isn’t the caution tape awesome?
This here is the records room at work — please note the caution tape for our under construction project and also on the left — see the little dude moving boxes ;).
Next we have our Santa Claus! He kind of looks like Cookie Monster a bit here haha but he is Santa I tells ya! He’s made out of a gingerbread man body, lots of royal icing and then some red candy sprinkles. Mmmm. (Also, we have two Rudlophs cause he’s clearly the best reindeer.)
Here is one view of the houses…
And an aerial view.
All and all I was quite happy with the way it turned out. It was my first attempt at making anything out of gingerbread and it definitely gave me a taste for it ;). Next year as I mentioned earlier, I’ll be in London for Christmas and I hope to make one of these with Wayne!
Alright well that’s it for me today, got a busy night ahead of me. It is Festivus after all! We’ll start with our first ever airing of greivances, followed by last minute shopping, gift wrapping and Christmas movie watching. Gonna be a good one.
Have a very Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanza, Festive Festivus and anything else that you might celebrate.