Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread HousemakersEarlier this week, my girlfriends and I got together to spend some much needed "girl time" together and to build gingerbread houses. This is a year of re-living my childhood memories. The last time I built and decorated a gingerbread house was in second grade in Mrs. Hillier's class.

We started off with getting the little walls up and balanced with the sticky icing, then started decorating the little houses with all sorts of goodies from marshmallow snowmen to sour jellybellies and of course we didn't forget the gumdrops. After a couple of construction disasters, a couple rounds of singing "These are a few of my favorite things" from The Sound of Music, frosting everywhere, and a minor toothache and tummy ache from all the candy eating...we showed off our beautiful gingerbread houses!

The problem with building something so cute is that it is almost too cute to eat.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! Can you eat them or are they just for show!?!

kimbalina said...

They are edible. But since they are cute, I am having trouble getting over the fact that when I eat it, it won't be as cute. ;)

Valarie said...

Very cute! You can see my gingerbread houses at www.valariespics.shutterfly.com the password is: gingie! Keep making gingerbread houses!