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We did it! Gingerbread House Picture!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Sunday my friends! Christmas is growing near!

Yesterday the kids and I made a gingerbread house. Actually, we bought a kit. So the house itself was already together. But we had to decorate it. It is quite difficult for 4 people to work on a house. Two sets of hands are almost too much as well.
So Emily did most of the icing and outlines. Then when that would be done, Chad and Preston would decorate with the gum drops and things. It turned out cute.
When we were done Preston asked "Can we eat it now?!" LOL!

How does that work. When is it safe to eat them? I mean, I imagine we can't let it sit out until Christmas day and then eat it. Anyone know?
Alright...time to go make some muffins for breakfast...enjoy the day my friends!



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MISSFORTE 12/28/2012 2:46PM

    Funny me being "GINGY GIRL" never made a house every year it's a thought but that's it. I saw they had ginger Trains this year too!

Beautiful house!

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GABIBEAR 12/27/2012 12:08AM

    That was such a beautiful gingerbread house! You all did such a great job!!!

I made a batch of gingerbread men instead!!! LOL emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 12/26/2012 11:07PM

    Sorry I am late stopping by...great house and I hope you and your family had a GREAT Christmas!

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SHARJOPAUL 12/20/2012 10:58AM

    WOW!!!
You did GREAT!!!

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SUNNY332 12/19/2012 10:01PM

    I have never made a Gingerbread House - always a little intimidated even with the kits. Your house looks great and talk about a team effort. Way to go.

Our Son is home from the hospital. Thanks for your postive thoughts and your prayers. He is doing great!

You did good! I may even buy a kit when I am out this weekend and we can make it when the grandkids get here next week.

Sunny

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ROSEWCI 12/18/2012 5:27PM

    Beau-ti-ful! And best of all, it was a team effort! EnJOY!!!

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TWNOMWE 12/18/2012 4:49PM

    Very cute house. We used to make it a day before Xmas and it was eaten the next day. I think it would be good for a few days at room temperature before it goes stale.
have fun with baking. I am thinking of making cranberry muffins tonight after a walk.
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TWO-TOO-MUCH 12/17/2012 10:57AM

    Very cute! :)

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KKKAREN 12/17/2012 8:30AM

    cute house!

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NUOVAELLE 12/17/2012 2:41AM

    Beautiful! We have only made houses with a kit, too. But I'd like to try to make one from scratch some time.
As for how long it lasts, it depends on what you used to make the frosting. The gingerbread part itself doesn't go bad in a week. Of course, you'd better cover it with something to protect it from dust. But then again, why not let Preston enjoy the demolition process? And join in the fun?
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We started baking, too! Christmas tree cupcakes was our first!
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NORASPAT 12/16/2012 10:20PM

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Mine were made with royal icing and that dries and is very hard some of mine were sent out to our grands and the one sent to Las Vegas that I packed myself arrived intact. The following year DH said go to the postal store and pay them to pack it That never got there intact but our son said it tasted as good as ever.
I made sure everything I put on them was safe. I hope it says somewhere if it is edible and hopefully made in the US with an 800 number on it.

GREAT JOB, It brought back memories and yearning to do one again.
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COMPUCATHY 12/16/2012 9:50PM

    Last year was the first year we did gingerbread houses. DD and I got a kit also. We got one that had mini cottages and I did two and she did two. We let them sit for a couple of days and then we began munching away at them. They are delicious. I highly recommend the little cottages. We got them again this year and are going to put them together when her sister gets here from Wyoming. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINIEMIE 12/16/2012 7:01PM

    Ginger bread holds up pretty well Beth. If you want to keep it till Christmas, I would just cover it to keep the dust out, but it should be okay to eat. I'm with Preston though-it's made, eat it!
Hugs to all, Nice job everyone!
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JUSTDOINGIT101 12/16/2012 1:38PM

    How fun! I made one with my grandchildren yesterday.

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K-GETTING-FIT 12/16/2012 11:16AM

    How cute is that:) Never made one of those and have no idea how long they last. Love Preston's wanting to dive into it. Build and destroy by consumption!

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CLAIREINPARIS 12/16/2012 10:13AM

    This is so cute! They did a great job! Not sure if it can wait until Christmas to be eaten, I hope another of your Sparkfriends will know!

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AEROBISAURUS 12/16/2012 9:28AM

    emoticon Very cute! I always get frustrated with that stuff. Kids end up eating all the candy and the gingerbread gets thrown away. Still fun! emoticon

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GAMMY98 12/16/2012 9:16AM

    Very nice gingerbread house. Leave up to my Preston to want to eat it right away although I could see Chad asking that as well emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 12/16/2012 9:02AM

    Love it, Yes, they can eat it right now. When our children were small our house never got put together, it was always eaten first. LO!! So great to have a house together, YAY! emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/16/2012 8:59AM

    What a beautiful gingerbread house! I love it!
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