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Gingerbread House

December 14, 2009

~ Emma ~ Gannon ~ Wanda ~


We went to Christmas in the Country up here last weekend and we found a woman selling Gingerbread House Kits….we decided to get one it looked like so much fun.



The kit came with the gingerbread pieces, including two men, the frosting, piping bags, base and lots and lots of candy. Mom mixed the frosting up and put the shell of the house together on Friday so it would be dry for us to decorate it today.



Gannon and I started planning on how to decorate and came up with some cool ideas; The roof is Tootsie rolls flattened out for the shingles.



We put frosting on the base to look like snow and icicles hanging from the roof. 



We dyed a small amount of frosting blue to make a little pond with swedish fish in it. We really had a great time and can’t wait to dig in.


19 Comments leave one →
  1. pat permalink
    December 14, 2009 3:25 pm

    What a WONDERFUL gingerbread house!!!
    Wish I was there to help eat it! It looks yummy!
    And, who could those beautiful children be?
    I do believe Emma and Gannon! All ready for Santa’s visit, I bet!

    With his hair longer Gannon is the spitting image of JP and Sean when they were his age!!

  2. December 14, 2009 5:25 pm

    This looks fabulous and so much fun. I was going to do one of these this year and then a friend gave me the biggest one in the whole world. I can’t bear to eat it, it’s so beautiful I just want to look at it. But try telling that to the kids!

  3. December 14, 2009 7:29 pm

    That’s a great job kids! I couldnt bear to eat that gingerbread house, looks too good.

  4. December 14, 2009 8:09 pm

    Your kids look so proud of their creation. It is really cute.

  5. December 14, 2009 9:28 pm

    What a wonderful project to do as a family for memories will be shared in years to come this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  6. December 15, 2009 12:20 am

    I remember doing gingerbread houses with my kids. Grand memories. As good as it gets. Well done!

  7. December 15, 2009 8:46 am

    The tootsie roll shingles are a very clever idea. Great job.

  8. December 15, 2009 9:19 am

    Love it! Great job, you little hairballs!

  9. December 15, 2009 9:28 am

    I love that gingerbread house, and also because it’s festive and creepy at the same time, when you think about it’s entire purpose in Hansel and Gretel. Don’t go in there, kids!

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      December 15, 2009 2:23 pm

      you’re funny! I love it!

  10. December 15, 2009 12:47 pm

    They are selling gingerbread kits at IKEA here, and I thought about it but then pictured the mess my boys would make. You’ve made me reconsider, so I’m going to pick one up for them and just make sure we have lots of cleaning supplies on hand. It looks like so much fun!

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      December 15, 2009 2:22 pm

      Get on it! You won’t regret it – I’m sure!

  11. December 15, 2009 2:41 pm

    thanks for sharing, great thing to do with kids and it really beats trying to make the house pieces.

  12. December 15, 2009 4:27 pm

    I have never made a gingerbread house before. We saw much simpler kits in our grocery store, we discussed getting one and trying it. Any advice on a brand or store is welcomed.

  13. December 15, 2009 5:55 pm

    So much fun! I’ve always wanted to make one, but was afraid I wouldn’t be able to control myself and would gobble up the whole house in days!

  14. December 15, 2009 6:35 pm

    Good thing you don’t have a cat…look what happened to this gingerbread town:

    • emma permalink
      December 16, 2009 11:46 pm

      hahahahahaha thats funny!!!!!!!

  15. December 16, 2009 10:23 am

    Yes, kids and gingerbread house go together …. like Christmas and kids:) Great job guys! Looks yummy:)

  16. oc2seattle permalink
    December 18, 2009 3:14 pm

    Love the swedish fish pond!

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