Gingerbread in Spring? Does that sound strange to you? Oh, wait, it’s not even Spring yet. For sure not around here, we are officially still in winter for awhile yet. But it seems like February is when I usually do end up making gingerbread houses, for one reason or another. This year I didn’t make one at Christmas time (happens more often than not). So sometimes I think I need one for my birthday. (oops, I just realized we’re in March, duh!!!) This year I made and ate some Spring-like gingerbread in honor of my sister and nieces’ birthdays!!! (and had a lot of fun doing it!) But this house really looks like it would be cute for Easter (so that’s what I wrote the on the picture!) Here’s what I did:
Made gingerbread dough. Rolled out and cut out pattern. For this house I quickly printed off a great free pattern to use by Tikkido. Great for those times you don’t feel like coming up with a gingerbread house pattern of your own. And it turns out really cute!The kids did some gingerbread cutting and building of their own…For a tiled roof, I pressed a pattern into the roof pieces before baking, and used a clean drinking straw to poke some holes in the roof.Two color Royal icing decorating before assembling….Assembled and then added fondant flowers, leaves and strawberries and a little girl out front in her garden.The roof idea was something new I saw on Pinterest, so my little house was inspired in part by the beautiful house I saw here.Just a tiny bit trickier than a regular roof, but I love how it turned out!And now this little house is gone! Tasted just as yummy as it looked!! Maybe I should make another one for Easter….Easter is a great time for gingerbread!!! (I think that could be a European thing?! anyone??)
What do you do at your house for Easter? Good Friday? Holy Week? Semana Santa? Passover?
It’s a special time of year, and I had all sorts of plans to decorate, do crafts, bake goodies, etc. You know, that stuff I like to do. 🙂 But this year it’s going to be all about family, and spending time visiting! And not about food and decorations. So I thought I would just post this with a link to my Pinterest board (see below) where I have been saving up ideas for this time of year, then if you feel like checking it out, you might get some crafty urges 😉 While I spend my time talking and visiting!
Here are some ideas:
birds’ nest treatsand Crown of Thorns cookies:You can find that post here.
For more ideas, super cute crafts and lovely bakedy baking, click here for my Easter Ideas pin board.
I’m sure we’ll make a few special treats and of course we’ll have a lovely time, but I’ll be so busy doing it all that I won’t be posting about it till much later!!
I hope that you have a very special Easter. 🙂