Friday, December 18, 2009

Selma's Gingerbread House

While I was still in Germany in the beginning of December, my sister's 11 year old daughter Selma wanted us to make and decorate a Gingerbread House. She pulled out a box from the kitchen cupboard containing a basic kit for such a house. She wanted it to be colorful, with plenty of decorations, unique and of course the most beautiful Gingerbread House ever. When I was little I was not allowed to do such fun and lovely things so I accepted the proposition readily. We then explored together the kitchen for the existing edible decorations and Selma taught that we didn't have nearly enough stuff so she sent her father to the supermarket with a very precise instructions. Assembling the walls with the hot melted sugar wasn't as easy as I imagined but we made it after several little mishaps. The decoration was entirely Selma's idea - I was only there to help her.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the Christmas tree was my humble contribution. I made it out of Lebkuchenherzen (gingerbread hearts) and Smarties, all glued together with Nutella. Isn't it adorable?


1 comment:

Sonja, Queen of Crafts said...

Great to see you are back. Sorry to hear about the terrible loss... No words can express what you must be feeling.
Thanks for the lovely post on the Lebkuchenhaus - really nice. I had planned to make one but never got round to it this year. After seeing your and Selma's creation, I really regret that.

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