So, I get back home and a pre-made gingerbread house was waiting for me to decorate it. As you can see two people were decorating each side. This is my first time decorating a gingerbread house and to be honest - it was difficult to concentrate on decorating and not eating the candy. (my side has no m&m's because I ate them all instead :D ) Make sure you buy different types of candy which you can glue to your house - and try not eating it before you apply it! Here are a few shots of our creation:
A few more designs that might give you new ideas for your house :
What you need for app 12 cakes:
125 gr melted butter
2 1/4 dl sugar
4 eggs (lightly beated)
2 1/2 dl flour
4-6 drops almond flavoring
175g ground almonds
For the topping:
450g ready-made sugar paste
55g green sugar paste
25g red sugar paste
icing sugar for decoration
Set your oven to 180 C. Prepare 12 cupcake papers. Mix the butter, sugar, and almond flavoring in a bowl. Start adding the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour and grounded almonds. Divide the batter into the cupcake papers. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cakes raise and feel solid on top.
Once you take them out let them to cool for at least 15 - 20 minutes. Roll out the sugar paste on a flat surface and cut 12 circles with diameter about 7cm. Now take the circles and put one on each cupcake. Roll out the green and red sugar paste and use your imagination to create either branches of a tree or maybe a whole christmas tree (you can make small red circles out of the red paste and use them as decoration of your christmas tree or branch).
Need a yummy and easy to make desert? This is it!
Here are the ingredients you will need for 8 cakes:
100gr. room temperature butter
1 1/4 sugar
2 big eggs (or 3 small)
1 1/3 dl flour
100 gr. dark chocolate (chopped)
Heat your oven to 190C. Start mixing the butter, sugar, eggs, and flour in a big bowl. Add the chocolate pieces in and mix for a minute more. Separate the batter in your cupcake forms. When your oven is ready put the cakes in for about 20-25 minutes. When out, leave your creations to cool for 10-15 minutes.
You can also eat them while they are hot.It is up to you! How simple was that!