Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gingerbread house making at The Church by The Bridge, Kirribilli

Because I accidentally posted my Tuesdays with Dorie post on Monday (yep, I couldn't get the date right), today I am posting about gingerbread houses.  Yeah!

On Saturday morning, my friend Camilla, her friend Mel and I made gingerbread houses at The Church By the Bridge in Kirribilli, Sydney. After hearing from the women's pastor, Steph, about Christmas and the theme of "God is with Us", followed by a brief construction training session with Rachel, we set to work making our own gingerbread houses from pre-fab gingerbread house kits and lots of lollies.

Here is my house during construction: 

All the walls up:

and then the roof, complete with gables:

and finally, the finished house:

complete with a garden and a small licorice allsort man:

I have made gingerbread houses before, not once but twice, however it was definitely fun to try again two years on.

There were some collapses in our group due to too many sweets, which were mended with pins.  I went with a less is more approach, and my house survived the trip back to Melbourne.  Here is my completed house, complete with icing sugar snow and wrapped ready to go:

I had a lot of fun making my gingerbread house:

Thanks to my friend Camilla and The Church By the Bridge for this fun seasonal activity.  If you want to try gingerbread house making, the Church's groups are finished for this year, but they will run again next year.

Church by the Bridge
St John’s Anglican Church
Broughton Street (cnr Bligh Street)
Kirribilli NSW


Finla said...

They all look so cute, i have been wanting to make one but nobody is there to give.

Gloria Baker said...

Look adorable Cake law I never made before agingerbread house, yours is lovely:)

Kayte said...

What great fun! So cute, both you and the little house!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a fun activity! Your gingerbread house looks fantastic! :D

Anonymous said...

How fun! I've never actually made a gingerbread house.

Johanna GGG said...

Wow what a great activity to take part in - your house looks pretty and I am so glad it survived the home journey (nice pic of you with the house too)

Kathy said...

Such fun! My daughter, granddaughter and I make a ginger bread house when they visit at christmas. Your little house is lovely!

Lauren Hairston said...

I've never once had one of my gingerbread houses not fall apart! Of course, I haven't attempted one since we built them in groups in German class in high school. It might make a difference that I don't have to be in a group with a bunch of stoners who just eat all the icing!

Love your floral dress--I keep forgetting it's almost summer where you are!

Elaine said...

How very cute! Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.

Anonymous said...

It looks great! I've made gingerbread houses by myself a couple of times, but it would be so fun to do it with a group.

Ivy said...

That's a very beautiful gingerbread house and love the decoration. Not making any this year as trying not to eat too many sweets:)