This is year #2 that I have attempted to make this Thomas Kinkade Inspired Gingerbread House.
It’s more of a winter log cabin really.
I would love to be snowed in there! I would just eat my way to freedom if I got cabin fever!
But seriously, I have always loved the Thomas Kinkade winter paintings so naturally I wanted to model my gingerbread house this way.
Last year I was just too pressed for time and that’s not a good thing when you need at least an entire day to pull off this project! (For me it took closer to 3 days total)
I actually started this house last week, since I had to design my own template.
So before you start anything: It’s scissors, rulers and construction paper time!
But aside from that, there is also the gingerbread dough making which I made a week in advance too; then the royal icing making, and well ~ you have to psych yourself up pretty hard to get ready to tackle the building of this gingerbread house!
Now I don’t want to scare you off from making one because they are loads of fun!
But my design was a bit ambitious so it really took patience and willpower to get this done while filming the entire thing!
Wow that was no small task! I hope the pictures and video do it justice since I was really happy with the final outcome!
The only thing that was a flop, and a disappointing one too~ was my dry ice filled chimney that should have been smoking away.
I was so excited to turn off the lights and see that thing smoking!
Darned Publix and their inferior dry ice!
Of course you do not have to do it they way I show you here! You can decorate yours the traditional way with M&M’s and candy canes and Hershey’s Kisses!
If you do opt for my Thomas Kinkade Inspired design though, it did require a few specialty items like Candy Jelly Rocks for the stonework and chimney, Frosted Mini Wheat thatched roof, the Wilton Stone & Wood Texture Mat, 2 sizes of pretzels for the stack of logs.
After all you will need firewood for that monstrous fireplace this Winter Log Cabin is boasting!
Then there is my silver & gold ball decorated Christmas tree, which could have been taller I know~ my grand sun-room could have accommodated a much larger tree!
Oh well. Next year!