Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I say "gingerbread" because these are really graham cracker houses. Every year, I hit the candy aisle, load up with graham crackers and eggwhites so my Aunt can help the kids assemble their candy dreamhouses (she uses a unique burnt sugar method to hold them together - it's very much like edible hot glue). They get more imaginative every year. I just love to watch their creations unfold.
Ellie's (who had suprisingly little help beyond frosting placement):
Don't you just love the sugar puff shingles? And the well in the yard? And the pretzel fence? To the left is also a chocolate wafer "seesaw" with her and the neighbor boy (the red and green gumdrops) on it. Thanks Cocoa for the sugar cone tree idea!
Be sure to stop by Lara's to see what others are talking about - especially the cute aprons she made for Christmas.