Monday, December 7, 2009

gingerbread house 2009

yesterday morning i started with the above ingredients to make a gingerbread house...it's been 2 years since i've made one...i ALWAYS get a kit from t@rget cause they include a packet of already made frosting (trust me, the kit where you have to make the frosting is a pain)...i also got a tube of green frosting and some extra gumdrops...

fifty million hours later and i had this:


although it didn't seem to take me as long as the very first time i made one, it is still a time consuming task...especially when NO ONE will help you...


i put the leftover candies in some little glass spice jars and added them to the display on a table in our foyer...

in the past i've attempted with quite a bit of luck to save the house for the next year...when i did that i used hot glue to assemble the house and used the frosting to cover up the hot glue...this year i decided to use only frosting...cause i thought we could maybe eat the house on christmas day...but i tasted one of the little gingerbread men cookies that came in the package and it was really really really yucky...so there will be no eating this house...

here are some helpful hints if you decide to make a gingerbread house of your own:
  1. get a kit! i cannot imagine rolling/cutting/baking the parts
  2. get extra candies...the stuff that comes in the kits is usually just so so
  3. find someone to help you! i think it would be a fun afternoon project to make one with an human assistant...i only had furry assistants, and they weren't very helpful if i'm being honest...they may beg to differ...

and here's a plug for bloggy friend/etsy seller calioco daisy! last year i ordered 3 embroidered door hangers from her...i had totally forgotten about them until i unpacked my christmas decorations and there they were! they are really cute and very well made...check out her blog AND her etsy stores (she has 2)...this year while shopping for everyone on your list, why not consider etsy and support a crafts person?

~k

4 comments:

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Girlville!
Your house looks amazing! But extra candy? That doesn't happen here... we eat a lot of it as we build our house. My bf insists on making his own house pieces and icing - so I let him do all that, then help decorate and eat the candy! :)

Swampgirl said...

I SO would love to make a gingerbread house with you! I have never done it and after seeing some at Disneyworld....one day I am going to do it! Yours is so cute!

Pam said...

I was just thinking about your gingerbread house making parties this past weekend. It looks great.

Those pillows are too cute!

Sandy said...

Oh that is so so cute. You did a great job. I agree, I think it would be fun to have help with that.