This year, my partner in crime and I wanted to make something special for the annual Mid-Century Supper Club Holiday Potluck. As we’re both pretty crafty, we wanted to spend some quality time and effort on our collaboration. We had purchased a vintage Fisher Price A-frame house at a yard sale this summer, and we decided it would make the perfect gingerbread house.
Michael created the gingerbread structure according to the pieces and measurements of the original toy. He used a clever combination of solid gingerbread, candy clay, royal icing, and sugar glass.
I was in charge of the People, which I rolled out of pre-colored fondant, assembled with half-toothpicks, and then drew faces using a cake decorating marker. I mixed different skin tones to create a more inclusive array of friends in addition to the standard yellow-and-red-haired ones.
We built the house on a wooden board, set a round mirror on the front part, then slathered royal icing all around. The mirror was sprayed with silver food color for a more icy effect. Then we added chocolate rocks and set the People around the house.
We were stoked when we received the People’s Choice Award at the party!