Gingerbread Houses – Tis the Season

2012 Gingerbread HouseYesterday, Jim and I made this gingerbread house.  I used this silicon gingerbread house mold I found on the internet to bake the gingerbread.  It was in the shape of a log cabin, although you would never know it by the time I was done.  I only stopped decorating because I ran out of candy and icing.  In my opinion, you can never have too much candy on a gingerbread house.

Assembled Gingerbread House UndecoratedIMG_2417 IMG_2418 IMG_2415 IMG_2416My favorite candies to use are:  Nelco Wafers, miniature candy canes, thick candy cane logs, gum drops, marshmallows, Boston baked beans, and not shown here, pretzels sticks and frosted shredded mini wheat cereal.

I was planning on eating the gingerbread in a few days (they recommend doing this within 4 days), but I don’t think I will be able to bring myself to do this.  I am getting too much pleasure from looking at it.

On a similar note, back in Ohio, there is a landscaping business that has an attractive display barn that they decorated at a gingerbread house this year.  They were so creative.  The “white icing” is plastic that is used to stretch over greenhouse frames (you can see one in the background of one of the photos). The red tops on the candy cane poles were two bowls taped together.  “Wrapped candy” used to decorate the icing around the windows were large juice cans wrapped in colored transparent plastic.  Enjoy the photos.

Life is an Adventure.  Merry Christmas!