I had some down time this weekend and decided to finally take a stab at an idea I’ve been carrying around of a gingerbread birdhouse.
To save time and money I used a pre-made gingerbread kit that was found on discount after Halloween. The walls were put together with royal icing that I made using a mixture of egg whites and powdered sugar. I cut chocolate wafers into squares and ‘glued’ them on top of the roof for texture. I tossed the orange and black candy that came with the kit and instead purchased candy canes of various sizes that I broke up to use for the windows, columns, and perch. I then rolled and cut yellow fondant for the windows and entry. I used a scrap of gingerbread I cut into a square for the chimney, then added icicles using left over piped royal icing. Finally, I draped the entire thing in melted marshmallow which has a nice snow effect when cooled. Fun!
THE CHRISTMAS OWL