Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

How not to build a gingerbread house. A picture story.



We had to call in the big guns. Big Daddy was needed for some walling.

Maybe we should have used nails or Spackle?

Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

Rebuilding a community takes a community.


Ugh. Finally. Time to attach the roof pieces. This only took 17 tries. (Side note: Look at big Daddy's mustache. Barf. He is in a contest at work. Again, BARF.)

Hurry. Add more Spackle frosting before the roof comes crashing down.

Finish frosting that sucker, gently, before it collapses, and add as much candy as you were provided with. (like how we tried to fix the broken corner at the top of the doorway?)

Frost the cute little gingerbread snowmen that were included in the package. Add candy.

Show off your life's morning's work for Mommy.
Devour.


Please note that I KNOW these are my children. They felt gypped because there was no M&M's or any other chocolatey goodness included in the package. I, myself, was silently complaining about the same thing.

For now, the house is still standing, but I give it a day before all the candy has been eaten off of it.

Sidenote: Cal is not in as many pics because he would not wear the gloves that I gave him, and I'll be damned if I want his hand, foot, mouth disease all over the gingerbread house. He was only allowed to work on his little snowmen...

6 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

We built a Halloween one last year...I never knew how hard those things were to put together. It came out really cute though.

Misguided Mommy said...

ARG ALL THESE DANG GINGERBREAD POSTS ARE MAKING ME WANT TO EAT MY WEIGHT IN FROSTING, GINGER BREAD AND CANDY...GUMMY CANDIES PREFERABLY!

MarvelousMOM said...

I have been thinking of getting one of these to do with the kids. It turned out cute!

followthatdog said...

We just did that too. Well, the kids did. I think we'd all be better off if we put it together with spray foam or gorilla glue. We don't have the patience to wait for that royal icing to firm up. The boys built it, took a couple of photos then started devouring it. most of the candy has been picked off.

mamikaze said...

Our gingerbread houses collapse every year, too. The are just an excuse to eat more Christmas candy.

You crack me up with making Cal wear gloves.

Grandy said...

What the hell is the contest at work? How to look most like a predator? ;)

Glad the house stayed standing long enough to get the pics! Yeah family!!