Obviously, being Christmas, we get a bit festive and many of us a bit creative. As I'm about to have a child, I thought I would introduce my childhood tradition to my nieces and nephews. The tradition was that after caroling on Christmas Eve, we would all gather around the gingerbread house and then with much anticipation, pound it back into the powdery constituents from whence it came.
This required a gingerbread house, so I got to work.
First, I (badly) designed plans for the house. Usually I wing a building like this, but gingerbread is far less abundant than cardboard or foam-core, so planning was actually on paper. This didn't help much, and it still took two builds to get the thing standing.
I am disdainful toward A-Frame gingerbread houses, so I insisted that mine have four walls and a roof. In hindsight, it wasn't far off an A-Frame:
|Christmas supplies. Also, the gingerbread house pre-roofing.|
|With roof, just before caving-in.|
Disappointed as I was, when you keep decorating it and sprinkle the icing sugar over it, it doesn't look too bad!My only regret now is that I didnt' stick some more musk under the roof to simulate broken rafters.
I'll get a photo of the smashed house later!
Meghs and I also made an army (49 is an army, right) of ninjabread men. You know, gifts for people. started backing yesterday at about 1530 and went to bed at 2330. Egad!
|Ready for battle. Or espionage, whatever!|