Monday, November 26, 2012

Gingerbread House

After the turkey had been put away,  we got out the crafts.   The adults made ornaments for the tree,  but the kids project,  became far more interesting.

My sister in law had purchased ginger bread house molds,  and pre cooked all the house pieces for the kids to build with.   Complete with walls, a door, a roof, a man, and a tree.

Construction immediatly went south when the piping bag we had broke open.  I put the "cement" into place using the side of the bag.   also the gingerbread was so good and fresh,  that it started to buckle before the cement was dry or the house was fully built.

 We did manage to get the whole roof into place and started adding more frosting like crazy to get everything to stay put.

 The already sagging roof proved to be a formidable opponent for the building weight of gumdrops, Twizzlers  and candy canes   
 And there in all its glory,  it stood.   a beautifus gingerbread shack.   I would call it a house,  but at this point it was sagging so bad,  we were all just counting down the time before it imploded and we got to dig in.

 Both of which happened


  1. This reminds me I think I have one from last year we never got around to doing....don't know if we will be able to eat but at least the kids will have fun.

  2. Fun Times. We are still eating ours, can't wait to do it again next year.