I have had lots of people asking where I got the gingerbread house from. I made this last year and the saga of the house was quite epic… This was a project I set to with my buddy @emington and I think I can safely speak for her…

Advice from two girls who made gingerbread houses from scratch:

🍬do not eat all the candy

🖍print out a template and do NOT loosely hand draw your roof, chimney or sides to the house casually believing you can build a solid structure with wonky uneven sides

🍃eat vegetables somewhere in between the 6 hour process to prevent getting the full on sugar shakes

😏do not be smug when your roof appears to stay put

🍬put as many sweets as possible and see what your decoration says about you

👨🏼‍🍳laugh a lot

🐶limit how much gingerbread dough you and your dog eat

⭐️do not light your candle too early as your roof or icing may melt and your roof and even sides of the house may collapse

🧐listen to Mary Berry when she says leave the house for 4 hours or overnight DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE

🤓consider the philosophical lessons you have learnt and explore while making a house of gingerbread

Poor Emily had a roof collapse when we attempted to move the house too early (it was midnight on a school night and we had been baking and creating since 4:00 in the afternoon) then she tried to recreate Mary Berry’s icing that acts like super glue- without an electric whisk- the house collapsed again Emily: ‘I felt like achieved something today and then I realised it meant nothing.’

Jess; ‘Our roof decoration looks so different. Does mine mean I am a bit uptighttttttt????’

Emily & Jess concluded: ‘That was so much fun.’ 😂🧡🎄