I just made these for a dinner party and while I love the idea, I didn't particularly enjoy the taste of this cake. I found it too spicy/gingery with an almost bitter after taste. The houses also didn't look as nice as the picture, but I realized after a few trials that I'm supposed to cut the one square in half and then diagonally cut one of these halves to make the roof. The next time I'll just use a tried and true brownie or even a chocolate cake recipe.
Linda and Laura, I loooove both your ideas - they are simply great! Thank you so much for sharing them. Linda, which fudge recipe did you use?
Happy and healthy 2009 to all!
I made these great little gems for our house warming party. I used icing for snow, and made little trees out of cinnamon sticks with peanut butter. Easy to make, but can dry out fast. I may try it with brownies next time.
I used a fudge recipe (doubled to fit a 9x11" pan 1" thick) instead and placed the little houses on a round mirror nestle them on and between meringe mountains and dust all but one oval spot with pwdered sugar( for the pond) LK