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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Daring Bakers: Gingerbread House - Happy Holidays!

The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.

I have long wanted to try to make a homemade Gingerbread House and my six year old and I had already determined that THIS was the year we were going to do it. We've been planning and plotting since, well, pretty much since Halloween and hadn't gotten around to doing too much about it. When this month's Daring Bakers' challenge was announced I was so happy and relieved - especially since it has been a while since I've been able to get my act together enough to participate.

We stayed pretty traditional in our house shape (though we did want to try this Manor House version) mainly because I wanted to make two small houses - one I could attempt to decorate, and one I could just let my boys have their fun with - not that my decorating job was much better - LOL!

I hope everyone's holiday season has been all they hoped it could be and then some. We are hanging in there on the homefront here - just trying to wait out this third trimester and get as close to our March 1 due date as possible. Honestly, for the most part, it has been pretty good so far... which half the time makes me feel like I'm waiting for the axe to fall. The other half of the time, I just try to stay positive and think good thoughts!

Thank you again and again and again for coming back here and checking up on us - I truly do appreciate it so much! I hope that as the holidays wind down I'll have the chance to start finding some time to relax and catch up on visiting and catching up on my blogging friends lives. In the meantime, please know I am thinking of you and hoping for the very best for you all!


Katrina said...

The house looks great. Love those Christmas candy corn! Happy Holidays, Holly!

Jennifer said...

That gingerbread house is precious!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Di said...

Very pretty! And definitely very festive. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

Amanda said...

It's beautiful Holly, hope you had a joyous holiday!

Sue Sparks said...

It looks so cute, sweet and tidy:) Love the colors!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a lovely little house! Love the pink roof! Merry Christmas! I'm glad all is well!

TeaLady said...

Oh!! Holly, that house is phemomenal. can I move in.

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