Our friends in Burlington, Ontario, for the last couple of years have been working hard each Christmas season, to bring back the lost art of Gingerbread House making.
Ok, well I’m not really sure it’s a lost art. In doing some intense, deep research for this post I found this. So I guess if a craft has it’s own website, it can’t be that much of a lost art. But I digress.
This past weekend a number of little artists descended on the Burlington home to create their architectural visions of cookie and candy.
Our friends set up a long table with individual stations that included a gingerbread house “kit” that you can get at many grocery stores, that included the pre-baked, structural basics (four walls, a roof and some icing mortar).
Additional (and nut-free!) decorations were purchased separately and laid out in dishes across the table. I’m not sure if more of the decorations made it onto the houses or into the bellies of the artists. (best not to wonder).
Hard work ensued for the next hour as Lifesavers, liquorice and various other chocolate and candy delights were plastered onto the gingerbread frames.
Clearly we have some budding designers on our hands:
I think we have a bonifide Christmas tradition emerging!