Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Great Gingerbread Adventure
I have never made gingerbread. That's right. NEVER. So, why in the world did I sign up to bring a gingerbread house to our church's Christmas dinner? I HAVE NO IDEA! And now I'm stressin a little bit! What in the world was I thinking? I have put houses together before, but that hasn't always worked out really well. They tend to lean a little bit and cave in on themselves. Fantastic. What have I done?? Is gingerbread hard to make? Will I regret this for the rest of my life? I admit that I love new crafts, but I don't really like to display my first try for the world to see... maybe if it turns out badly I'll tell them that the kids made it... yeah... that would work... right?
Any tips for making amazing gingerbread houses?? I'll take whatever you can give me!!

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

Umm...so...buying a kit at Target isn't an option? That's what I do. Or! There's now gingerbread flavoured graham crackers, that could be good...

Holly said...

I agree with Kimberly: buy the kit at Target!! LOL.

Maddy said...

The gingerbread must have the consistency of brick, otherwise your house will literally fall down.

By a kit and be done!
Cheers

JustRandi said...

Maddy's right. I have a good recipe for those bricks, too. But it takes awhile to make. Let me know if you want it. (It's basically inedible, but it makes a terrific house)

MAGIRK said...

I would buy the kit too. But here's my royal icing recipe that works really well. The icing that comes in the kit is pretty weak.

Good luck! Hope you'll let us see how it turns out! :-)

http://laughadaisy.blogspot.com/2007/11/royal-icing.html

Yvonne said...

I would DEFINITELY buy the kit. In fact, when I went to Safeway I saw one that looks like real gingerbread, but then again, who ever eats the thing????

Jamie J said...

We always used graham crackers as a kid. They are way stronger than gingerbread! Have fun!

diana said...

can't you buy a kit?

if you do make it from scratch, it will make a great blog post :]

Nancy Face said...

I would go with the kit FOR SURE! Good luck!

Tonya said...

I have never even put one together so I don't have a clue but I know that you are talented and it will look FABULOUS.

Jean Knee said...

yes the kit! Use lots of icing to fill in any 'bad' spots.

they have those kits that have the walls and roof already put together so that'll save time too