The gingerbread houses are done! And it only took a week!
Ga'hoole Girl worked on one house while Wild Man and I worked on the other. Here's the construction log:
Assembly. Despite the fact that this was the first time to make gingerbread houses, none of our roofs fell off. Royal icing is absolutely amazing!!
Decorating. Yes, it was a mess of the first degree!! But, what fun! Our general approach to decorating was to put as much icing and candy as possible on the gingerbread and the board.
Wild Man and his/my/our house.
I thought we should put in a swimming pool until the kids reminded me that it is winter, so we put in an ice rink made of blue sugar surrounded by Lifesavers.
Ga'hoole Girl's house. She made the roof with Twizzlers, a path lined with Kissables and paved with sliced almonds, and snow made from Royal Icing. She used a rainbow theme, so she put rainbows in all her stained glass windows and made rainbow patterns with Skittles on the sides of the house.
The snowman, sadly, is melting. It must be a rather warm day.
What creative or fun thing have you done with your family this season?