Sunday, 30 October 2011

Gingerbread Halloween House

Just a quick post from me today - I have a stinking cold!
Did you see the work in progress?
Well, here is the finished house - lots of photos.
I had to take these in my kitchen, where the lights give everything a slightly orange glow.

This is a BIG house, and I assembled it on a large baking tray, covered with silver foil.
I used white icing to stick it all together, and then went over a few lines with chocolate icing.
I am VERY messy - so don't look too closely at my lines!!

The roof was a little tricky, with the gable piece at the front and a chimney.
The tiles are Golden Grahams cereal - but I would never make a tiler would I ? With a roof like this I should be on rogue traders!!

 I used liquorice allsorts, jelly beans and little ghost sweets to decorate.
My favourites are the little graves, with gingerbread headstones and a little mound of brown sugar!!
The icing on the tray is green IRL, but the camera hasn't picked up the colour.



chrissy xx said...

Stunning! I've been waiting to see the end product! Totally amazing! Would have eaten it before! Now it looks to good to eat lol.

Sally said...

Just simply it. I don't think I would want to eat it though after all the hard work.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Craftyanny said...

Are there no end to your talents missus?? This is brilliant Caroline, it looks amazing
Anne x

Holly said...

it's magnificent! So many things to see. Looks like you had a lot of fun putting this together.

Cathy said...

OMGoodness that is amazing, looks DE-licious!!!!
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love it Caroline!! Well done! xx

Suzie Q said...

oh dear a nasty cold!
i best get round and scoff this house then it is absolutely amazing!
a work of art how on earth will you bare to eat it!! lol x
suzie Qx
hope you feel better soon x

Vicky said...

OMW hun....this is truly amazing...and you are so talented too sweetie...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww hope you feelin better soon, this is totally stunning, you are to clever, be a sin to cut it, sue,x

Donna said...

Oh my word Caroline, this is an amazing project and I think it puts Grand Designs in the shade! Your attention to detail is absolutely amazing...right down to the fab little gravestones...absolutely brilliant hun and superb photos...TFS my kids would love this :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Wow....GENIUS! xx Jenny xx

Pauline said...

This is fabulous!! I love the Shreddies as the tiles for the house!A great gingerbread haunted house!

Anonymous said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! This turned out so awesome my friend!! Now wouldn't I just love to pick the goodies off to eat them!! LOL!!! I love this, thanks for sharing! ;)