Dec 27, 2009

Challenging myself: Daring Bakers December Challenge Gingerbread (Bird) House



The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.

 

This was a fun challenge especially since I as a child each year had a gingerbread house. My grandmother made the best one.  You could not eat the house itself but believe me she put enough candy onto this things to last into the next year.


I am always amazed that grownups can get this exited about a little dough if they can build a candy covered house with it.

From the start it was clear that I would first build one with each of my boys.



I wanted something different and at the same time I wanted to follow the challenge so my gingerbread house is a gingerbread birdhouse.


The kid decorated it and even if I wanted to make something more grown up it just was more fun this way.

So how about building your own?

Do it, if you have kids do it with them. And don`t forget to let them eat at least the candy. You can find everything you need here.

See you next time.



 

 

15 comments:

Francijn Brouwer said...

Ah, a bird house! I thought about it too, but ended up with a dutch canal house. You made it beautifully!

culinography said...

Love the bird house!

kristenly said...

absolutely great bird house. super cute and super creative! and your little ones are adorable. glad that you all had lots of fun.

Jenny said...

Oh great minds think alike! I was contemplating a bird house but never went through it. I haven't finished what I DID do, yet. I have until midnight, right? Eeeeek.

Lauren said...

How fun to make a bird house! Great getting the kids involved as well! Beautiful job on this challenge =D.

Jill said...

What a great idea--a birdhouse! So cute and it looks like everyone really enjoyed decorating them. :)

Aparna said...

Oh! That's so cute. Nothing quite like kids helping out. :)
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!

sweetandsaucy said...

The birdhouse idea is so great! And I love the picture of the tiny house next to your son. Adorable!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

The hubs and I made ours together and it was really fun! Yours look great!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a creative idea making bird houses! I love it and the kids look so entranced by them. Great job! :D

Marcellina said...

I love the idea of a bird house! And yours is gorgeous. So gingerbread houses are something of a tradition in your family? Maybe next year I might start a bit of a gingerbread house tradition in my family. Best wishes for the New Year!

Cakelaw said...

I love your birdhouses, and I so agree - it is much more fun to do it with the kids. Hope you had a Merry Xmas and wishing a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Evelyne said...

Very cute bird house and the kids looked like they had a blast

Lisa Michelle said...

What a fantastic idea to build a house with each child! They all turned out so pretty and colorful (love the big, blue, sparkly bird). Well done! Have a Happy New Year!! :)

itpleasesus said...

Very cute - love the birdhouse idea!