Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Houses

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tonight was the first time we've ever attempted to make gingerbread houses. I used my friend's recipe for icing and graham crackers. Although I spent an obscene amount of money on candy it was well worth it! As you can see from the photos it was a MESS, but so much fun! It will definitely be a new family Christmas tradition!

(Makes 3 - 4 houses)

Mix with hand mixer:
1 bag powdered sugar
3 - 6 egg whites
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Spoon into baggies with corner cut off for piping.

When choosing your candies, choose multi-colored and different shaped candies!
This year we used many different kinds:

Chiclets Gum
Gum Balls
Gum Drops
Necco Wafers
Chocolate Santas
Chocolate Snowmen
Chocolate Bells
Red Hots
Mini Charleston Chews
Candy Sticks
Gummy Bears
Sour Blocks
Candy Canes
Peppermint Swirls
Chewing gum - Tape
Chocolate Chips
Colored sugars
Frosting in a spray can
Sixlets (Christmas colors)

Ed, Eden and Oliver. It was a tad messy getting the houses together! We really had no clue what we were doing! I'm sure it will get better with time!

My mom and brother, Chad, came over as well.

Eden getting crazy with the green frosting! She did an AMAZING job decorating! I was impressed!

Oliver's house wasn't working out so Uncle Chad let him decorate his! Tag team gingerbread house action!

Me and Phineas

Ed not too thrilled with his house...

... although it tasted soooooo good!!!

Mom and her Mesa, Arizona house.

My house.

Eden's creation

Uncle Chad, Oliver, Bear and their multi-tiered creation.

The creations...

The aftermath of Oliver's nibbling delight...

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