Here’s my bundle of joy and the reason we did the houses:
The event was held last night and was a success and a lot of fun. A special thank you to Angela for creating a lovely dog house and congrats for placing 3rd in the contest!! I’m happy to report that both of our houses went for $120 each in the silent auction! Not to shabby for being the only amateur houses there. I’m sad mine didn’t place, since the Mystery Machine Van wasn’t a doghouse even though it looked really cool, but overall I’m pleased with just being able to give back during this busy time of year.
1st place went to the Mystery Machine Van
2nd place went to the really tall stone house
First I’ll give you the recipe I used then I’ll show you some pictures.
(Adapted from Foodnetwork from a recipe courtesy of Beatrice Ojakangas)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup (I used dark corn syrup)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger (I left this out)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves (I left this out)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and baking soda together until the mixture is smooth.
The inside had the dog bed, a tv on the wall, a food and water bowl, gingerbread dog and Christmas tree. Here’s each of the sides of my house:
Here’s the pictures of our houses and the others that where entered:
Let me know if there’s anything you need more details on with how we made our houses.