I think about gingerbread houses often. I browse the web for new ideas. I google contest names to see the entries. I make houses for gifts and fundraisers throughout the year. I periodically find myself with a gingerbread idea and struggle to find a suitable recipient.
“I wish I could come over and see how you do this,” people say, but of course the magic happens in many steps over a number of days.
Only moments ago (pause to wipe flour from forehead) I finished writing a book about gingerbread houses. Though the book itself has been swaddled in brown paper, tied with a red string, and sent merrily off to the publisher, my mind still teems with ideas. Our living room teems with boxes of leftover candy. Though The Family points out that leftover candy beats leftover meatloaf, you can imagine the scene.
Armed with a list of potential projects and a cornucopia of sweets, I’m off on a mission to share what I’ve learned with all of the other gingerbread nuts out there.
If you love gingerbread, you’ve come to the right place.