Gingerbread season is officially behind me. 93 houses baked and given away this year. Five separate gingerbread house decorating parties. Many, many happy children (and adults). 50 some pounds of flour, dozens upon dozens of eggs, and what seems like a metric ton of powdered sugar consumed.
But one of the things I love about doing gingerbread each year is that I'm always figuring out new things, and I'm always learning from the creativity of my friends and children at our gingerbread parties. The Santa made out of a gummy hose and some gumdrops. The fabulous trees made from green mini reeces pb cups and Hershey kisses. People come up with the coolest ideas every year!
My successful experiment this year was for the big gingerbread house I baked and decorated as a door prize for my daughter's Irish dancing school's annual Christmas show.
I used Wilton icing sheets and painted with food coloring to fill the empty windows. I would have pasted them on from the inside, had I not already stuck on the roof. Next year!
So what cool tip/trick/decorating technique did you discover this year?