Tuesday, December 22, 2009

gingerbread house '09

This is a first. What you see is the first gingerbread house I've ever erected that actually looks like a a house. So many horror stories and crack houses in the past, that I cheated this year and picked up a gingerbread house from Michaels.

With everything in the package, all you need to do is whip the icing and decorate how you choose. Of course, even with the candy included you can make a jump to the store and buy a few extras. For me, it was the cedar shake roofs (aka Shreddies).

The experience was pretty fun. I have no problem baking as you probably know, but this is quick and painless, and I can totally see the benefit. It only lasted a few days before being consumed, which brings me to another thought. Ever notice, how the gingerbread house starts to deteriorate just one candy at a time (like no one will notice). Then, when it's obvious that 20% of the candy is missing, it becomes fair game. That my friends, is the gingerbread eating game!


Sarah said...

Watch the teeth on the store bought Gingerbread! It can be brutal! :) I've got a lot of catching up to do with your blog -- oh the life and times of a Sbux manager. I hope you are doing well - you need to stop in for a venti cup of goodness one of these days. Merry Christmas my friend!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas to you as well Sarah. The teeth are fine, it's surprisingly delicious. Especially with the shreddies.

Sharon said...

Looks beautiful, and I especially love the shreddies-as-shingles.

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