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Gingerbread house looks good enough to eat!

September 28th, 2011

This was a superb take on a popular topic – Mary Harrison’s own version of a gingerbread house.

And this one definitely does look good enough to eat, setting our judges’ mouths watering with its welcoming brightness and warmth.

Gingerbread Grotto
“My inspiration came from colours that make people smile,” says Mary, from Newcastle.

“This love of vibrant colours was the basis of my house. My favourite part of the house is the back interior wall which I have drawn a mural on, however, I enjoyed making the sweeties the most.

“Before I started the house I made colourful fimo sweets to eventually stick on to the garden walls to give a dry stone effect, however I felt this effect would be too busy for the wall facing into the garden, where I decided to use sweet wrappers.

“For the garden I made a path using a collage of sweet wrappers and created a chocolate pond. I used 3d paint and enamel brown paint to make it look like melting chocolate.

“I made lots of sweets (1/12th scale) to put into jars. I filled my grotto with jars of sweets, a luxurious chair and rug and finally a storage cabinet which I decorated with buttons and glitter glue to blend in with the rest of the house.”

Her Gingerbread Grotto was one of more than 50 entries to the Dolls House Emporium Creative Competition.

More fantastic entries will be posted here soon!

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One Comment to “Gingerbread house looks good enough to eat!”


  1. well done Mary that looks amazing, good enough to eat !

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