Making Gingerbread Houses

Our design and technology project this term was edible houses. We began our topic by finding out about the history of gingerbread and how decorative houses came about. We then thought about our success criteria by researching other edible houses and deciding what we thought ours should include. Next was planning and designing: we sketched our house design and decorations into our books then annotated it. Before we could bake our biscuits we had to make prototypes to check the measurements and design of the house itself. Then the fun part! We spent an afternoon baking our biscuits by carefully following the instructions and using tools to mix and cut our biscuits to the correct measurements. Finally, we invited our parents into school to help us construct and beautifully decorate our final gingerbread houses.