Monday, December 5, 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