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:
Mini Charleston Chews
Chewing gum - Tape
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!
Oliver's house wasn't working out so Uncle Chad let him decorate his! Tag team gingerbread house action!
The aftermath of Oliver's nibbling delight...