It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at Chez Wright.
Even if the tree isn’t quite finished.
Mid-way through decorating we downed baubles to crack on with this year’s Gingerbread
One of the many advantages of reducing Christmas gift shopping, is there’s plenty of opportunity for homemade festive fun at the weekend.
As an advocate of creating memories and preserving traditions, the Wright gingerbread house is a must-do family-affair.
This year the lovely folks from Sykes Cottages sent me a rather nice gingerbread house kit. I’ll explain why at the end of this post…
Little hands couldn’t wait to open the box and look inside.
A quick read of the instructions and away we went. No planning. We just got stuck in – seeing where our imaginations would take us.
Apparently you should wait 30 minutes for the structure to glue together with the icing, before decorating.
No – we skipped that bit. Hence the roof kind of didn’t fit together quite as expected. No problem, a little iced snow on the top sorted it.
Did the rest of the build run smoothly? Erm…no.
Heavy-handed Mom (me) accidentally decapitated the edible boy figure.
And a lot of the sweets mysteriously disappeared whilst work was being carried out on reacquainting the boy with his head at the other end of the kitchen.
All back on track, except for 5-year-old fingers helping themselves to the iced snow.
I considered cordoning off the section that had been tampered with, but decided a little Kid-lick wouldn’t hurt.
Daniel’s handmade snowman sugar model was placed next to the bit he’d sampled instead.
That’ll be the section reserved just for him when we break it up on Christmas day. Leah’s hand-crafted sugar snowman is on the other lick-free side.
(If anyone is interested in learning more on how to do simple sugar modelling I’d be happy to write a tutorial here at the blog. I’m never sure how much interest there is in such posts)
We’re all rather pleased with the end result.
Why did I receive a gingerbread house kit from Sykes cottages?
They are running a competition and I am one of 10 bloggers participating.
The winner will receive £250 worth of Amazon Gift Vouchers.
If the Kids, and I, win I will make a £100 cash donation to the wonderful charity Believe In Magic.
The next post will be about how and why I donate at Christmas. I will introduce Believe In Magic and explain why they are my chosen charity this year.
Do you have any gingerbread masterpieces planned this year?
Oh and just in case you fancy building your very own real-life gingerbread house check this out…I could live in one, I’d just have to stop a certain 5-year-old eating us out of house and home…
Infographic by Sykes Cottages