Monday, December 15, 2008

Creating a Gingerbread House: Day Five

Yesterday was fun: More decorating, eating lots of candy, schmearing frosting over everything and taking photos!

We covered the base with aluminum foil. Our marshmallow snowmen didn’t stand up straight, even when we resorted to the glue gun instead of Royal icing. (Of course, part of the reason one of the snowmen didn’t stand up was because S. took a bite out of the bottom of him.) But we kept propping them back up again, and eventually it was the Royal icing that held. S. wanted to make an alligator pond in honor of our upcoming trip to Florida. Yes, we have an alligator cookie cutter. So now, there are several alligators at home in a snowy, candy-covered alligator pond.

We’re also quite proud of our reindeer pulling a sleigh. S. decorated the reindeer with green frosting and covered it in candy (so it has sort-of lost its resemblance to a reindeer.) The sleigh is made out of a paper muffin cup and has candy canes for runners. It’s full of toys; note the tiny cereal dolls among the candy toys.

Lastly, check out our licorice fence.

And we saw that it was good; morning and evening of the fifth day of gingerbread house creating. And then we rested….or we wanted to. But we had a very sticky kitchen to clear up.


Rebekah said...


I think we're going to try ours today, but you'll be far less impressed . . . .

mommamia said...

WOW! It really looks gorgeous (this needs to be a Kitchen Adventure on our new Web site.) I have to say, I don't know if I'll ever have the patience with Mia but you are an inspiration. (BTW, looks like you've figured out how to drop pics within your post :)

sherrie said...

I can't wait to read this blog....Hope all is well