Ryan and I had lofty goals of a beautifully constructed house complete with artistic piping and decorations, but things didn’t go exactly as planned. He even drew out detailed architectural schematics, but somewhere between the messy royal icing and bulging walls we settled for a less than perfect gingerbread house. That’s nothing $20 worth of candy can’t fix!
See that gingerbread woman with the Hot Tamale as a mouth? Yea, that’s supposed to be me — quite fitting as I was stuffing my mouth with those things all afternoon.
We used Wilton’s Gingerbread Mix and made our own royal icing (2-2/3 cups of confectioner’s sugar mixed with a stick of Crisco) to create our masterpiece. Although tedious and stressful at times, we had a great time putting it together and can’t wait to try and top it next year. Should be quite the challenge….