Decorating a Gingerbread Dream House

Adults and children of all ages gathered at Autumn Express last night to channel their creativity into decorating gingerbread houses.  Artist and gingerbread expert extraordinaire, Michele Simons, led the class in this festive holiday tradition.

Michele had already taken care of the hard part – gluing the gingerbread walls together with royal icing to make a sturdy house – so we could jump right into the fun of decorating.  With gumdrops, licorice, cereal, marshmallows, shredded coconut, gingerbread men, and much more, there were plenty of treats to work with (and nibble on).  While we styled our houses, Michele gave us tips and inspiration for ways to use the decorations, like how to turn an ice cream cone into a tree.  It was amazing to see what everyone came up with!  After a fun-filled hour of decorating, we were each given a box to safely transport our handiwork back home.

One of the best parts of the class?  Aside from some sticky hands, no clean-up for us!

Autumn Express hosts Michele’s seasonal edible art classes throughout the year.  We attended her sugar skull class for Dia de los Muertos.  Next up: edible valentines.  Check online for upcoming workshops as they are posted, or call Autumn Express at (415) 824-2222.