This weekend we had another pre-Christmas get-together with friends. But this time Lily took over the 'baking duties'. Along with presents and a festive refreshment, we took along this Gingerbread House that Lily decorated. With six children between the ages of 1 and 8, it was the perfect occasion for such a treat.
I'd never made a Gingerbread House before, but thought, that at the age of 8, Lily might like to give one a go. After a busy week, I decided to cheat a little and purchase ready-made gingerbread (something I would never normally do). However on opening our little flat-packed biscuit house, I found that a wall and one of the roof sides had broken. So, not wanting to disappoint Lily, who was very enthusiastic about her forthcoming house project, I baked the gingerbread from scratch. All in all, it turned out to be a very labour intensive project, but I think you'll agree Lily did a sterling job with the decoration.