To BAKE or NOT BAKE, that is the question???
Well, I made it this far by golly, and look at around at my poor kitchen, everything covered in flour because dang it that dough is just so sticky, so flour, and more flour, and then even more flour to try and sacrifice it, SO... the conclusion is....
(drum roll please)......
So, after everyone had settled down about the gingerbread (no more husband mumbling, kids asleep) I bake it, the pieces all come out all different in consistency, some perfect (ok, well maybe just one piece), some semi-puffy, and some really puffy (wow what happend to that kind of reaction in the oven!!) It could not have been my rolling of the dough :0) I plead the 5th!!!
Sorry, no pic of the glorious pieces coming out of the oven (again, I only have but so many hands!)
Then, you ready for this, it is intermission time... now that it is baked, I am actually getting semi-excited about putting it together... but not so fast Nelly, HOLD YOUR HORSES...
the gingerbread has to cool over night to harden!!!
Do what?!!! Who ever heard of such, you usually just pull it out of the box and slap it together, done in an hour flat!!! (oh, yeah I forgot, it has probably sat in a warehouse somewhere since last year, plenty of time to harden, ah the miracle of perservatives and whatever other stuff I can't pronounce that they put in those boxed kits)
So, my excitement is let down a little ~ SIGH~ so, I breathe in, must be patient, and wait overnight
|Royal Icing ~ mortar for the house|