Send the VW Gingerbread Campervan on a virtual journey around the World – how far will she go? Comment and let us know where she has visited.
Recently I have become a bit obsessed with Gingerbread houses after my son made one at School for a competition. With copious amounts of sweets, icing and glitter it was no shock that I became well and truly hooked but there were so many styles to choose from. We own a VW Campervan that is currently being restored (called May ) and she became the inspiration for a retro gingerbread house in a VW style. If you have ever considered baking a gingerbread VW Campervan (or house) or owning the real thing then I can safely say the two are fairly similar experiences. Here are 10 reasons why:
1. They take hours of your life to build and rebuild
2. Both are rust coloured underneath and patched up with filler / icing
3. They cost a fortune in parts and equipment
4. They take time, patience and love (Valium is optional) and may not always end up quite as you hoped
5. They look cute but are like gremlins in disguise ready to unleash the anger banshee in even the calmest of people
6. Carmelised sugar / weld splatter cause copious amounts of screaming, mad hopping and rapid blowing
7. After a while they will go soft and crumble
8. You can cut a hole in the top of both and use as a money-box ( I throw £££’s into mine every month)
9. Both have support forums and counselling services available
10. Neither will break the speed
limit barrier or beat Santa’s sleigh in a drag race
So without further ado – here is our gingerbread VW Campervan (the gingerbread house on the move). It took approx 2 full days to bake and build but we love it so that makes it all worth while. I plan to have a gingerbread trashing session in the New Year despite protests from the rest of the family but I am sorry it has to be done (and the video will be posted) as by then the real VW Camper will want her revenge brrrmm brrrmmm brmmmmm!
See her little video on Youtube
I hope you enjoyed our little VW inspired gingerbread house and I wonder how far she will travel on her virtual journey? Do comment and tell us where she is visiting.
With special thanks to all these wonderful bloggers who kept me going though my gingerbread building experience with their encouraging and hilarious messages on Twitter. These wonderful people are all avid bakers and you should check out their blogs as they are a very inspiring and supportive bunch who make me laugh. In the words of Twitottee “We are stronger together”.