When we originally conceptualized this gingerbread house, we planned to create it in the image of Mount Vernon. It just so happens, we are major GW dweebs. I mean, have you seen this?
In the end, it was less George Washington than we imagined, and significantly more . . . glitz. Though we did stay true to original by replicating the rounded driveway. And there’s always next year to cut original molds for archways and weather vanes.
The house took three days to complete. Day 1: making dough from this epicurious recipe (it’s not super sweet, but it holds up beautifully). Day 2: making icing and gluing molds together. Day 3: decoration.
Ginger GW and Martha felt quite at home.