Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Contest

Have you heard about the gluten-free gingerbread house contest being held by Kim at Cook It Allergy Free? Kim is giving away the amazingly generous prize of a 4th generation iPod Touch. And, wouldn’t having one of those just make the day of your average 7 year old techno-geek, like my kiddo?

Honestly, I think that the prospect of getting to eat a whole bunch of candy was more enticing to my kiddo.

But, whatever the motivation, the kiddo and I had a grand time baking together and creating our first ever gingerbread house. He picked out the design. He helped make the dough. He supervised the rolling and cutting. He designed and created the snowman. (Totally his idea!) He came up with the decoration ideas on the house (based on ones he saw in the books we got from the library). I manned the pastry bag of frosting (it was too hard for him to squeeze it), but I put the frosting where he directed. He applied all the decorations.

Front View

Front View

He’s pretty proud of it.

Note the cool roofing design

Note the cool roofing design

He likes the doggy door and the “dog wall” in back the best.

Doggy Door

Doggy Door

We used the recipe from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom, and though I haven’t actually eaten any, the boys in my life tell me that it’s delicious. It was certainly easy to work with and smells spectacular.

There’s still time to enter. Photos of your house must be mailed to Cook It Allergy Free by December 9th. Hop to it!

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9 Responses to Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Contest

  1. Deanna, your son SHOULD be proud of it! And I think the doggie door on the back is too funny! You guys really did such a wonderful job! Thank you so so much for being a part of the contest. What a fun memory for the two of you! ;)
    And people actually have until the 9th to enter, instead of the 7th. So it gives them a couple more days to get one done! ;)
    xo

  2. Jenn says:

    So adorable!! Love it and it looks like everyone had a lot of fun :)

  3. Maggie says:

    I love the design he chose! Soooo cute. And that snowman rocks! Callum is ready to start eating ours!

  4. Laurel says:

    You guys did such a great job. Your son makes a fine architect. I too love the doggy door; I’m also kinda partial to the yeti, er… snowman in the front. A D O R A B L E.

    • Deanna says:

      Thank you Laurel. Yah, that snowman is just a wee bit out of proportion, eh? He’s a kid that dreams big – and he was dreaming of eating that particular snowman when he made it. :)

  5. Sophie says:

    I love your & the kid’s house a lot!! It is so COOl & apart!! the roof is rocking, colourful & the dog’s door is cute too!

    Aaaaaah,…ooooooh,…Beautiful!

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