Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Twelve Cakes of Christmas - (#11) Gingerbread House

Christmas Eve is here and what's better than snuggling up in a warm house with family? To capture that cozy feeling, Jessica decided to make a decadent gingerbread house. The recipe was for a ginger cake which contained raw ginger, candied ginger, and ginger powder. It made a thin, dense, hearty cake.

Six layers of the cake were assembled with a cream cheese frosting. Because the cake was so heavy, they tended to slide back and forth. A little chilling in the freezer helped keep it all together.

Once chilled, the layers were covered with fondant.

Jessica made a couple rectangular pieces of gingerbread for the roof and glued them on using royal icing. We slipped some LED lights underneath the roof as Christmas lights.

With some more royal icing, gumdrops, candy canes, M&Ms, and lifesavers, the house was complete.

And glowed in the dark like a true Christmas house.

Ready just in time for Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you're keeping warm and cozy!

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