What is it about the holidays that makes everyone turn into Martha Stewart? Seriously, I love to cook and bake and feel immensely satisfied whenever I paint pumpkins or arrange flowers for my apartment, but the fact that I’ve actually considered decorating my cubicle at work with homemade snowflake banners a la Buddy the Elf is a little over the top.
Regardless, it was with Christmastime euphoria that I signed up for a gingerbread house decorating party organized by JBF Greens, the James Beard Foundation’s club for foodies under 40.
I went to the event last night and as I sat down at my work station with heaping bowls of Jujubes, M&Ms and peppermints before me, I felt like I was in sweet-tooth heaven. Elated by the thought of building a gingerbread house myself, I forgot about the fact that I had never actually done it before and got to work. The end result wasn’t perfect, but it was perfectly cheerful.
Head to the jump for a few tips to to help you decorate a gingerbread house on your own.