I found a gingerbread recipe that sounded simple enough to create house pieces out of and set off to work. Making the pieces was simple enough:
Assembling them was the problem. My royal icing wouldn't hold them together, then I broke a few pieces. After about 30 minutes of frustration, here is where they ended up:
In the #&%*@!$ trash. So I did what any self respecting, wanna be baker would do. I scooped up all my Valentine's candy that was supposed to go on the house and ate myself into a sugary stupor. We won't be attempting this gingerbread house making again.
With that behind me now, I want to wish all of my sweet bloggy friends and readers a Happy Valentine's Day! ♥