Well, we missed Christmas but managed to build a house for NYE, at least:
…complete with a Santa Jellybaby by the chimney!
The gingerbread recipe used was this one, although we didn’t follow the pattern provided. The gingerbread tasted a bit boring when first made (although a good structural material!) but the flavour improved with time.
We simply used water icing to hold the panels together, and to attach the sweets – much easier to break into later than using egg-white based icings. The fence is matchmakers; patches lightly melted using a knife dipped in hot water to stick the cross bars together, water icing at the bottoms of the posts. Flake for the wood pile. Lightly dusted with icing sugar once completed.