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Gingerbread House–Epic Fail!

22 Dec

A few days ago, I mentioned that I was attempting to build a Gingerbread House for the first time in years.  Here are the results–which came out delicious if less than presentationally delightful 🙂 

This is what I started with–The Gingerbread slabs came from a pre-made package, the candy and icing I added myself! You can tell that trouble started a little early; the walls went up fine but the back portion of the roof was broken in half and the front gable wasn’t cut correctly so the tips overlapped instead of meeting.  It was all supposed to go up really easily, but the roof kept falling in and sliding off the top (After the fourth attempt I had to call in back-up 😛 ) so I ended up gluing it with extra icing and propping it up for the night to harden. 

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Twenty-four hours later I began the decorating process, and it seemed to be going really well!  Law school isn’t exactly a creative outlet, so I was soooo happy to finally get to spend some time doing something artsy, and I think the design turned out great 🙂 It was a mixture of peanut butter pieces, York patty chips, hard rock candy, stick candy, Twizzlers, and more.  Honestly, I don’t see how anyone could eat more than one teeny-tiny piece a week 😛 Definitely hits the sweet tooth!

So off I went, icing and eating half of the candy I put on when disaster struck!  I turned and put one dab of icing on the front and the entire thing exploded!  The roof caved in, walls fell outwards, and it all landed Icing down!

Oops!! So my efforts at a Gingerbread House ended in kind of an epic fail. After this collapse it was unrecoverable and the front never had a chance to be completed. So instead I have plenty of candied gingerbread walls for guests and a plain gingerbread front for tea time.  Yum!! 🙂

Gingerbread Disaster (Potentially)

17 Dec

I’m currently trying my hand at the good old-fashioned gingerbread house!  I haven’t  made one of these in years, so I thought I would reward my end-of-the-school-year efforts with the chance to express my creative side for a bit. Of course, I’m not attempting to build it from scratch–that’s a BIG undertaking for a beginning Gingerbread-House-builder 🙂  Instead I grabbed a kit at Sam’s, and I’ve been playing around with it all night.  

I’m happy to report that after a couple of hours, an entire tube of icing, four “OH NO’S!!,” and finally a cry for extra holding hands from my mom, my house has four standing walls and a roof. Admittedly, one wall is pushed in and I had to overlap the roof edges a bit, but its on!  Woohoo!  After one final catastrophe of the whole thing collapsing inward, I’ve decided to give it the night to cement.  It’s currently being held up with chili and icing cans 🙂

 

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