Another Gingerbread House bites the dust!

I was going to keep this as part of my “In My Kitchen” post, but we were so happy with the way this demolition went I’m doing a separate post as my farewell to 2016.

As many of my followers know, it has become a tradition to come up with all sorts of weird and whacky ways to demolish the gingerbread houses I have been making as part of Christmas since 1982.

We have had lots of ‘smashing good’ fun over the years but it has been especially nice now we have the ability to record the ‘smashing’  as we can revisit the memories at anytime. I’ve spent a bit of time viewing old ‘smashings’ and it is a great trip down memory lane seeing everyone so young, all together for Christmas and  how things have changed and evolved over the years. I hope you enjoy this years smash, I’ve put it up from 2 different angles. We were particularly impressed with how the house landed almost back on the board. Our older son Cameron has been a key player over the years with leading the smash and he didn’t disappoint this year. We did leave plenty of clear space as a safety net for our little fella!

Gingerbread house 2017

Happy New Year and cheers to a great happy and safe 2017. Thanks for sharing your laughs, tips, stories and lives in 2016.





#gingerbreadhouse #family #tradition

About fergie51

Sourdough baker, teacher, eater and student. Sustainable living advocate and passionate food grower. Conduct sourdough baking classes at my home and administrator of Facebook support page for Australian & New Zealand sourdough bakers.
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11 Responses to Another Gingerbread House bites the dust!

  1. Glenda says:

    Maree, all the hard work and it ends up in the garden!!! I couldn’t bear to do that. I would make my guests eat it. Even they weren’t hungry.


  2. foodnstuff says:

    I couldn’t bear to do it either, but it’s good to see how original some people can be when actually asked to smash something!

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  3. Francesca says:

    Insane you lot. Love it.

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  4. foodnstuff says:

    Bought myself a ‘toy oven’ today. Haven’t unpacked it yet. Looking forward to doing marvellous things with it. Will be looking back on all your posts. Hope you’ve got a category for it!

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    • fergie51 says:

      Hope you aren’t disappointed Bev! I think most are tagged with toy or sunbeam pizza bake n grill but if you need any ideas sing out! I’m pretty good at making quick adaptations. 🙂


  5. Jan says:

    I have to say that made me giggle – but, the inner me is with the little fella – that beautiful little house:( Happy New Year, Maree.


  6. I have had to toss mine also. So sad and yours is so pretty.

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