An administrator for a mutual fund management firm, April deals with the written word daily. She loves to write and plans to author a memoir in the near future. April attended Morehead State University to pursue a BA degree in Elementary Education.
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If you want to have fun on a cold winter day, busy yourself making a beautiful gingerbread house. For the winter holidays, many people make gingerbread houses with their children, but I've made a few all on my own as a creative outlet. The best bit of advice I can offer in making a gingerbread house is to have a good template. Just like building a real house, the structure is only as good as its foundation. Te same holds true for a gingerbread house. Create a good template to anchor to a foundation, and your house will stand for as long as you wish. You can click this link to find templates for the roof, sides, back, front, and even a chimney, if you want one. Once you've found and created a good template for the structure, following these guidelines for building your gingerbread house:
After you've completed the structure, and you've allowed the icing to completely harden, decorate your house using all types of candies and food. Let your imagination be your architect and then take snapshots of your creation and share them with your family and friends.