So Friday night I start the project. I tried melted sugar and water for the glue so that it would be clear and clean looking. The houses will not stay up. I try to wrap them around tea boxes. The boxes are too big. I give up and go to the neighbors house to drink their wine and raid their cabinets for boxes small enough. I decide that cutting off the end of Swiss Miss boxes and Apple Cider boxes will work. It does, but the roofs still fall off. I say F it and go to bed.
Saturday my Sister and I go to a flea market full of Christmas lovelies. I feel inspired. I also feel that I've sunk $30 plus dollar into this project and damn it I'm going to make it work! On the way home I buy little milk cartons and make some royal icing. Either the graham crackers have shrunk or the milk cartons have gotten bigger but they looked like hell. I decided we were going to play Extreme Gingerbread House Makeover and pretty them up. I told everyone they didn't have to participate if they didn't want to, but in reality I would have screamed.
The gingerbread hood
Look at that group participation!
Josh's gingerbread house. Please take note of the skylights and angled roof. Very clever!
Bryan has some inner anger issues...
He claimed it is deer hunting season and Santa and the reindeer have crashed on landing
Yes that is a candy cane gun propped up against the graham cracker fence....
Shannon's who ville house, I love it! She did the best with what she was given
Even though the roof collapsed
(I used pappardelle)
My favorite cake ever from Creme de la Creme
Banana Chocolate Gateau...I bought it with a Groupon deal. Score!