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.
Before I go any further, I must admit I did not bake a gingerbread house from scratch this month. I was very excited about this challenge when I first read about it. Last year I made graham cracker houses with my kids and it was a very fun project and I was planning on doing it again this year. I knew it would be even better with real homemade gingerbread. HOWEVER, I volunteered to help out in my son's classroom with their holiday party this year. The teacher decided to do a gingerbread house as the craft. Oh Joy! After spending two days, constructing and decorating "gingerbread" houses with 25 second graders, I was totally over the idea of decorating houses at home. Hopefully next year I can give it a try. Please forgive me. :)