Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gingerbread House!



I had to run to Michael's tonight to get a few treat bags for my cookie packages, and saw gingerbread house kits were half off. I intended to make one from scratch this season because the kits can be pricy, but since it was on super sale, I grabbed one. No sense in wasting my good, homemade gingerbread on a house that will harden and collect dust, right?
I did the front first, but the icing was a little wet and it drooped, so I made the back the new front, and used a new batch of icing that was stiffer. I'm happy with how it came out.... but JJ wants to know if he can eat it... weird, I know.
(Original droopy front)



7 comments:

Joelen said...

Great job on the gingerbread house! It looks adorable... and now I want to hit up Michael's to see if there is a sale on them here :)

Stephanie said...

So cute! I was going to buy one too, but my husband wants to make one (but we use premade graham crackers so it's not as time intensive as making our own gingerbread).

Tracey said...

Good work, I'm impressed! We also got a gingerbread house from Michael's and I had a lot of trouble decorating it the way I wanted, partially because of the droopy icing problems you mentioned.

That Girl said...

We need to pick this up ASAP!

Sara said...

Oh awesome job! I've been wanting to make a gingerbread house...maybe I'll go to Michael's too!

Maris said...

You're so festive! Decorating gingerbread houses is a lot of fun, my family does it every year.

emily said...

fabulous looking house! that is such a great holiday activity.