This year I did two gingerbread houses: One for my friend Gulzat(her first ever real gingerbread house) and another for me. Hers was a traditional one but mine turned out really modern and I think is the best one I have ever made.
Gulzat's house had a chocolate sugar roof complete with Santa's sleigh and reindeer with Santa in the chimney. She decorated the rest with tiny gingerbread ornaments and a family complete with a sister that her son Daniel is wishing for someday. She's showing it off to all her friends and getting many compliments:)
I decided to make a taller house this year and I cut out some round windows instead of all square. I covered it with cinnamon sticks on the sides, black licorice on the back and Hershey's chocolate bars on the front polka-dotted with various candies. The roof is frosted Mini Wheats with Rudolph on top. It kind of looks like a bank to me. What do you think? I also stayed up until 2am the night before making a chocolate tree and Santa. Everyone comments that he looks like a black Santa, but it was either that or albino, so I chose the dark chocolate and I think he's fabulous!