See the gingerbread fairies, sugar-plums, jelly-beans, gum drops and Necco wafers,
Dance the minuet,
With the candied cherries, marshmellows, peppermints, candy-canes,
As they pirouette,
See the GINGERBREAD PRINCESS curtsying, gracefully, beautifully,
Swaying to the tune…
Music in the air (so entrancing)
Flowers in her hair (as she’s dancing)
Love is everywhere
‘Neath the yellow frosted gingerbread moon.
There she goes now, on her toes now,
To her gingerbread home.
adapted from Nutcracker, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
It’s that time of year again people! Time for gum drop walkways, candy cane fences, and cinnamon graham shingles.
While my first effort with gingerbread house building last year didn’t go exactly as planned, it certainly was memorable and resulted in one extremely large edible dog house (finally consumed amongst a whirlwind orgy of ravenous New Year’s Eve partiers). The poor marshmallow poodles never knew what hit them.
In celebration of holiday sugar-highs I’ve decided to showcase a series of posts on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about creating your own gingerbread homes. From plans and patterns to decorating ideas, and maybe even a special gingerbread trick or two.