It’s the holiday season and we are counting down to Christmas! Well, did you think that my risk 23 series would stop during Blogmas? Nope! So, as you may not know, I’ve never ever made a homemade gingerbread house. Of course, I’ve made the gingerbread houses that come pre-made with the icing and everything, but an actual homemade gingerbread house? Nope, never. I have to say that it’s not a huge risk compared to going to a party alone or wearing something that is super out of my comfort zone, but I did enjoy this risk. So, as always, I have a set of questions and a set of answers related to this! So, keep reading!
How was your day/week?
My day was pretty good and really relaxing actually!
What did you do?
I made a homemade gingerbread house! First, I had to scour the internet for a recipe that I felt like I could tackle. Then, getting the ingredients and treats was a bit of a challenge. However, I eventually ended up with a lovely gingerbread house!
Did you learn anything new about yourself?
I know that I am creative and crafty to an extent, but I felt like this really brought out my craftiness. I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this from scratch. So, it was definitely telling that I was able to visualize what I wanted from this project.
How did you feel about this risk before?
To be honest, I thought making a homemade gingerbread house was pointless. I mean you already have the boxes with the cut-outs and treats! So, it seemed like making a homemade gingerbread house was this huge unnecessary and messy feat.
How do you feel about this risk now?
I was definitely wrong about how I felt before. So, making a homemade gingerbread house can be a bit difficult. However, it’s so much fun to watch your house come alive. My mom did not think it would be as impressive as it turned out to be. Honestly, because baking is not my strongest skill. Believe me, I was so scared that I would burn the gingerbread. At one point, I thought the dough would just cause the whole thing to crumble. I definitely was holding my breath as it was baking in the oven!
Why did you pick this risk?
So, I picked this risk because I have never done it before. It always was something that intimidated me! I think it’s important to note that big or small, taking a risk and trying something new really has a lot to do with the fear of anticipation than actually doing it.
Would you take this risk again?
Definitely! I had so much fun doing this project! I think next time, I would try to find a holiday toppings pack to cut down on costs!
If you’re looking for a neat project, making a homemade gingerbread house doesn’t have to be difficult. I used Betty Crocker gingerbread cake/cookie mix and Betty Crocker creamy vanilla frosting for mine. Additionally, I picked out my favorite candies, brownies, and cookies to decorate. Sure, I got aware a bit easy. However, the boxed gingerbread houses are cheaper, but I don’t think you get the same satisfaction like you do from making a gingerbread house from scratch.
Question of the day: Do you want to make a homemade gingerbread house now?
All photos are mine, Girl In Gamba