I made this gingerbread house for the dessert table at the Sugar Plum Fairy/Nutcracker ballet party I created for my daughter's best friend's 7th birthday. I have to give credit for the icing design on the roof almost entirely to my remarkable mother, who came up with the concept and a very similar design. I just loved it so much, and knew it would look perfect for this party! What Land of Sweets is complete without a gingerbread house? Many more pictures of this party and tutorials are appearing on my blog at tradewindtiaras.blogspot.com .