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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Festivities: Gingerbread House

My beloved and I decided to begin the tradition of gingerbread house-making for the holiday season. We started with a Deluxe Wilton Gingerbread House Kit (found at the craft store). We mixed the royal icing then got to work constructing our delicious domicile.

Let me tell ya, keeping those walls to hold together was a challenge. But we sang Christmas songs as we held the walls in place. Apparently, you're supposed to let it sit for several hours at this point so the royal icing can dry... but we didn't figure that out until after we finished the whole house (whoops)... so we moved on to decorating.

You know you like our gumdrop bush clusters

And this is the finished house on its goods side...
Up next year: a Gothic castle with a working chocolate fountain and an egg nog moat. We'll see how that works out, since this is our first gingerbread house!

Word to the wise: Do not attempt eating the house or the candy that comes with it... It is not flavorful and it is pretty much for looks.

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

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