I wish I could say my talents included making and decorating gingerbread, but they don’t. For a few years now, I’ve been obsessed with the Scandinavian style of gingerbread decorating with all white swirling frosting. In fact a few years ago, I commissioned a local pastry shop that’s been in Salt Lake for over 75 years to make me a Scandinavian gingerbread house. It’s this little house that’s featured in the Ninth Day of Christmas.
It’s going on its third year of life now. After the holiday season, I put it in a box and put it in our deep freezer until the next Christmas rolls around. It’s held up pretty well, though a few of the roof swags are starting to come off. I like to put it on a decorative metal try and surround it with sprigs of pine branches and lit candles. It creates its own little vignette that I love.
If you saw my blog post a few days ago, you’ll recall how I designed the December 2018 calendar after a darling little gingerbread house that reminds me of the ones my parents used to make. Do you make gingerbread houses each year? I’ve linked to some kits and patterns in the widget below. There’s nothing better than the smell of yummy gingerbread baking.
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