Sunday, January 3, 2010

December Daring Bakers' Gingerbread House

Daring Bakers' Gingerbread House



The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.

This month I had to go and fight fires and floods in far North Queensland where there was no internet access so I had to post this challenge late. And I'm so tried mentally and physically this is all I can do for the moment.

I decided to do a photo series which shows the process.

If you want the recipe please go to the Daring Kitchen here





TaGa_Luto said...

Welcome back Audax! We missed you! That's so noble of you, that explains why the long silence=;) I like the color of your gingerbread house.

Lauren said...

I'm so sorry you've had a rough month Audax. I hope January brings much better things! Your gingerbread house is very fun - I love the colours =D.

sab le plaisir de gourmandise said...

so cute

Fabi said...

Hi audax,
Your house is beautiful and the photo series is great. It was a great challenge, uh?
Happy New Year, dear.Big hug from Madrid.

Lovlie said...

Cute house! I couldn't manage to finish mine in time. I don't know if it's too late to post anyway. It's great that you managed to make yours despite all the troubles you had this month.

Barbara Bakes said...

Once again, you've brought your own charm to this challenge. Very cute! Welcome back!

Sue said...

Audax, you're back! Hooray! I LOVE your eye-catching gingerbread house! The colors are so vivid and add a whimsical touch! You're a real trooper to do this challenge/post considering what you've been up to! Kudos to you for all of your heroic efforts!

Karin said...

Audex so sorry about your rough month. The house looks great!! So truely have a great hand at this!

Penny said...

Your house looks so beautiful! So happy you are are really an inspiration to me!

Wolf said...



You're back!

How cute is your house too!

Monkeyshines in the Kitchen said...

Adorable house. I am so impressed that you could put one together at all given everythniig else going on. I love the texture of the "wood" siding. so very thoughtful.

Simones Kitchen said...

It's impressive that you still managed to make the challenge despite all that was going on! I love your little gingerbread house!

Corry said...

Even though I haven't been baking with the Daring Baker's due to my committments, I am still following. Great to have you back on board. Fighting fires and floods in far North Queensland is highly commendable. You are a true hero.
Love the little blue and pink house. Reminds me of something very Australian. Is this a reflection of how you are feeling? It is truely wonderful and very pretty. Happy New Year and Welcome back.

Denise@There's a Newf in My Soup! said...

It's so nice to have you back - The Daring Kitchen forums just weren't the same without you! Take some time to relax and re-energize for the New Year. Love the colors in your house!

justforlicks said...

Hello Audax,

I love your funky house! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed looking through all of your old posts. I can see the artist in your food creations. Really beautiful!

Faery said...

Beuatiful gingerbread house, I love the colors and the phto series.
I am so sorry for the bad moments you had at your mom's farm with the fires and floods, you are a GOOD son and a brave man.
I'm glad you are back and I hope everything is ok

Kris Ngoei said...

Audax, I am glad you are back in one piece! (We need you here, seriously!!) And our symphaty to you for being a firefighter!

Anyway, the colorful gingerbread looks great. And that shows deep down you care so much about DB Challenge! Kudos to your great effort!

Wish you a year filled with love, joy and success!

Sawadee from Bangkok,

E. Lee said...

Happy to have you back, Audax. The DB message boards weren't the same without you (so let me take this time to also thank you for making the DBers such a dynamic and interesting experience-all of your efforts for us are much appreciated!) That said, your gingerbread house is very cute, and very "stylistic" in the colors you chose. Congrats on another great challenge!

vibi said...

Thank you so much Audax for visiting while I was away! I appreciate it very, very much!

Wishing you a happy new year, health, joy and prosperity... and oh! many more creative, whimsical, amazing, crazy, funky, cool stuff to share with us... like only you know how to make.

Lydia Foster said...

An amazing challenge as usual.. Makes me wish I'd signed up for Daring Bakers!!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Very impressed that you even did the challenge. Too bad it was a tough month for you. I was in NY for almost 2 months and so busy that I couldn't even find the time to do this one. Oh well, here's to the New Year!