Monday, 17 December 2012

sweet cement

So, it's Sunday afternoon, you've iced the Christmas cake and there's still a substantial quantity of royal icing sitting in a bowl and threatening to turn to concrete. Can't waste it! So...

there's only one thing to do. Make a gingerbread house! Royal icing being the perfect glue for all those lovely goodies.

Or, maybe two?! One to keep and one to give away. I love it when spontaneous ideas are successful, both in terms of the process and the final result. Especially when I can do the bits I like - walking to the village shop to choose sweets and baking the gingerbread shapes - and then shut Mr B and the kids in the kitchen for an hour or so's decoration and construction while I polish off a quick crossword or two... ah, bliss!

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