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It’s a well know fact that I love gingerbread houses… and candy.
It’s in my blood, passed down for generations. The women of my family have gotten together to create with sugar, sprinkles, and royal icing for years and it is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I talk more about our sweet tradition HERE and also give you the deets on how to build a house of your own.
So now that you have the pattern and the recipe, where do you get all the candy?
Well, you’re in luck because I happen to a plenty of candy buying experience.
Sorry 21 Day Fix, you lost my attention in November. Oopsies.
Before you ever hit the candy aisles, you are going to want to decide on a theme.
How would you like to decorate your gingerbread house?
You could do a monochromatic color scheme, a barnyard, a cabin, Rapunzel’s tower, assorted rainbow candies, or even the colors of your alma mater. I like to do an old fashioned, vintage style gingerbread house with old-timey candies because it’s nostalgic to me. It reminds me of the gingerbread houses we made when I was a little girl and I love sharing that little part of my childhood with my kids. Ribbon candy is the bomb, people. The fun thing about creating your own house is there are no rules! The sky is the limit when it comes to your design and decoration, so have fun with it!
Ok, now that you’ve got some ideas in your head, it’s time to start shopping.
Here’s some pics of the gingerbread house I made last week.
I hope you got some shopping ideas, maybe a little inspiration, and are excited about your gingerbread house!
Hey by the way, don’t forget to shop the after Christmas candy sales for next year’s house.
What, it’s not like you are actually eating it… well, unless you are and then uh, fun for you?
To each her own, I guess.
Happy candy hunting and gingerbread house decorating, my friends!