Long Break – Gingerbread House

Wow – it’s been a very, very long time since I’ve posted. Things got real busy there to say the least and the blog is the first to take a back seat when that happens unfortunately. But here we are again. Starting to hit the Christmas-y season with Christmas programs, shopping and all the holidays parades, festivities and Santa visiting.

Grandma picked up a Gingerbread House. We do one every year. This one had a great frosting to use, as that’s usually my biggest and only complaint about them. Great bag, frosting all contained, with tips. So none of that frosting bag with the open end. Which for adults is fine, but kids….OIY !!!  More of a mess than anything. So I for one, appreciate the change to a better kid friendly frosting bag. 

Gingerbread House (1)

These things all come in kits now. So it’s nice that everything you will need is in there and ready to go. It’s all just as fun and turns out just as good.

Gingerbread House (2)

These snowflakes were a pretty addition to the candy that was in there.

Gingerbread House (3)

Gingerbread House (4)

Remember the good ol days when we made them from scratch? I remember making them in school. With graham crackers, you made your own frosting, bought all the toppings of your choice. And made that sucker stand up with no ‘kit’ help.

Gingerbread House (5)

I think it would be fun (and messy) to do that again. If not this year, it will go on next years list of fun things to do. 

Here is her finished product. Notice the lack of frosting and decorations on it. It’s a little on the plain side. Can you guess why?

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Yes, it’s because she ate the frosting right from the bag and the rest of the candy separate. Gingerbread house making is one of the few times she’s allowed to eat frosting like that. So the house takes a hit, but that’s ok since we seldom eat the stuff off of it after it has set out for awhile. 

But they are fun to do and we look forward to them every year. 

Do you make Gingerbread houses every year? 

Make your own from scratch or kit?



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