We put it all together using royal icing (follow the boxes instructions) and piped it on the sides to glue it together- it flopped the first time, but when we realised it needed some internal structural support (an upturned glass and some empty candle holders) it worked perfectly :) The roof was added once the walls were set, then we added the chimney and all of the chocolate buttons and strawberry laces (glued on with more icing)
As a finishing touch I made a little Christmas tree out of various sized stars, and topped it with silver 'baubles', royal icing and strawberry lace 'tinsel' :)
I'm not convinced I ever want to eat it- it's too pretty! (actually, who am I kidding... I think we might eat it on boxing day) Here are lots of pictures!
Have you ever made a gingerbread house? I think they're well worth the effort, it was really fun to make and looks nice and festive on out kitchen table (it also smelled amazing when it was cooking- there was SO much gingerbread) Any tips for me for next time?
I hope you're feeling festive- only 2 sleeps until Christmas!!!