Ever since I read Not Quite Nigella’s blog post on making an edible Hogwarts I’ve wanted to make a gingerbread house. The problem is, construction isn’t my forte. I’m not particularly patient or detail oriented and even when I am taking care, I tend to make mistakes – owing to the fact that my spatial awareness and 3D visualisation skills seemed to have been lost at birth.
Nevertheless I was undeterred and given that Christmas is looming, I decided the time was ripe to give it a raring hot go. To increase my chances of success, I decided to use the easiest recipe I could find – one intended for a cooking project with kids -and had my engineering sister on standby.
The result- success!! It’s not as pretty as I’d like and there are a couple of unintended ventilation ports …but it is structurally sound, four walls and a roof standing unaided – A true Christmas miracle. Check out my progress photos below (I needed evidence).