Tuesday

Making Gingerbread Houses







We made gingerbread (graham cracker) houses Sunday night with the grandkids.
 Frosting : 6 egg whites, 1/2 tsp. cream of tarter, and 2 lbs. of powdered sugar.
Mix it all until smooth. (I used the mixer but don't "whip" it.)
 The frosting went into a freezer qt. size bag, and the corner was snipped off.







Every seam gets frosting inside and out.
The more it "drips" the better...it looks like snow.










Gracie insisted her house be a triangle.










We thought it came out rather Frank Lloyd Wright-ish. :-)
There is a lot of helping the kids yet with the placing of the crackers......







....but they love placing the candy.








We only had one cave in.....








......but it all came out all right.
We buy all the candy at the dollar store...and save left overs from year to year.








They had a great time. 
This was our 2nd Annual Making of the Gingerbread Houses,
we expect the houses to get better every year. :-)


.....jean

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13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

too much fun!!!

Dicky Bird said...

What a wonderful tradition to do at "Grandma's house" Good Job! Blessings from Ringle.

Dicky Bird said...

Oh ya, love #12's spirit - go Pack go

Kim said...

They look like they had so much fun. I always wanted to make one of those.

Candy C. said...

What a fun tradition and all the houses turned out GREAT!!

Rae said...

Cute. That's a great idea. My grands will be here for the weekend - think we'll give it a try.

Mama Pea said...

The houses all look gorgeous! Truly a fantastic tradition to start and one the grandkids will look forward to each year. Good goin', Grandma!

labbie1 said...

Fun! I like to EAT the decorations! LOL

dr momi said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone!

labbie1....the kids eat plenty (even though it's old :-)

Michaele said...

Oh this does bring back memories. Ours always fell in too. We just couldn't wait for the frosting to harden.

gowestferalwoman said...

this is too "sweet" ! :D

Charlotte said...

Now that's a gingerbread house I could do with my grands!

Lynnie said...

Awesome tradition to take part in. Our youngest son, 16 just completed his candy house this week, I will be posting about it soon. We too, have been doing this as a family activity for years and even at 16 Henry asked to do it again this year! Merry Christmas!