It is our tradition to create a gingerbread house each year. It sits on the piano, and greets anyone entering the schoolroom with a lovely ginger-y smell (quickly followed up by the tree's lovely pine-y smell - ah.. the smells of Christmas!). This year, David felt a little tired of the typical gingerbread cottage style house, and felt moved to make something, well, bigger. Here are the first steps of this year's creation:
After baking, it is "trued up" by David. He recuts the baked edges (which spread a little in the oven), and checks with his set square.
Then the assembly! David is sticking walls together with icing:
Of course, it needs to be checked with the level:
The result of the first night's work: three boxes