In October at Culinary School we started building gingerbread houses for the competition at Thanksgiving Point. I decided to make #12 Grimmauld Place from Harry Potter.
One of the funnest parts was stamping and painting the gingerbread. I stamped the gingerbread before I baked it then literally painted it with food coloring.
It was easiest to decorate most of it before putting it all together. I used hard candy for the windows and royal icing for all the decorations
After months of work... here I am in my culinary outfit and my finished house!
The next morning I came in (the day before the competition, mind you) and somebody punched in my house! Not a very nice thing to do. To this day I'm not sure who it was. The most I can figure it was a Lord Voldemort supporter... or the Anger Management class.
I thought it was over but my class and teacher encouraged me to try and fix it...
Not as good as the original but for being smashed to pieces, not too bad.
In the end, despite the hate crime, I won 2nd place!! And I won a Blendtec. Not too bad.
I cant wait till next year. I learned my lesson though, to not get mixed up with the Dark Arts and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.