Okay, so I have to say that it was because of a good friend that I decided to try this out. My friend and I were chatting and she mentioned that she had to bake the gingerbread for her children's annual gingerbread baking day...bake it? (you mean as in do-it-yourself???) I can't pull the old, I have too many kids for that one, because she has the same number of littles as I do! I was a bit intrigued so I asked her and she told me that she had actually learned from yet another one of our friends (also a mama to 5) hmmmm....I'm going to have to try, afterall, if they can all do it. Well, you get the picture.
I started by asking for the recipie and all the details and my friend was ever gracious. It seems her husband (a talented woodworker) even went so far as to make her a mold of sorts to use for this annual day. Oh, and she makes each of her children a house of thier own to decorate...yeah, I'm going to have to do that now too. So, here is the mold my friend lent me. Mold may not be the correct word but it isn't exactly a cookie cutter either.