For Christmas 2018, a family friend participated in the Homes for the Holidays event with Kids' Help Phone, and commissioned me to create a gingerbread replica of her house! Several houses participated in the event, and each was elaborately decorated throughout. Tours of each home were held with ticket sales going to Kids' Help Phone, with one house ultimately being picked as the "winner" and subsequently featured in the Christmas 2019 issue of Western Living Magazine! Well, the house I replicated in gingerbread was declared the winner, so my creation was also featured in the magazine! Check out the photos from the article below!
This gingerbread house took SO LONG to create. Most of the time that went into it was creating a blueprint and accurate paper template, and once I was satisfied with my paper version, I cut out each piece in gingerbread! After I had all the pieces baked, it was only a matter of decorating each piece, and then slowly but surely "glueing" the whole thing together with royal icing! I left an opening were the actual basement entrance would be, to allow for mini lights to go inside the house and illuminate the jolly rancher stained glass!