Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gingerbread houses!!!

Last night, Jim and I got together with B, K, and {b} to have pizza and decorate gingerbread houses. 'Making' a gingerbread house is something that I've always wanted to do, but never have actually done. We bought a few kits, which included all the pre-made sections, so all we had to do was assemble the house and then decorate it....which was more than enough work. I can't imagine having to actually make the gingerbread as well. Yikes.

It was SO fun....but V-E-R-Y messy. I think it was extra messy because it was the first time I'd ever done one. Now that I've done it once, the next time I do it - and there WILL be a next time - I know what to do and what not to do. :-)

We had a great time, not only decorating the houses, but spending some quality 'catch-up' time with our friends!!!

Here are a bunch of pictures, taken with mine and B's iPhones. As usual, they aren't all that great, but you'll get the idea.
She took some 'real' photos too, which I'll swipe from her as soon as I can. ;-)

This was taken at the beginning....just as I was in my first moment of panic. Icing coming out both ends of the piping bag.
Note to self: don't overfill the bag, and be sure to twist the top shut. I definitely know better, but in all the excitement, I forgot.
Ina would be SO disappointed in me.

Cut to: The finished product. :-)

Another view

The artist with his 'work'

Jim, about to attack his house...

Ready to hit the road....Lucy was sitting so nicely, hoping one of us would give her part of our such luck!

The gingerbread houses arrived home in one piece, and we put them 'on display' on our dining room table. First thing this morning - Scooter was in the dining room, crying, whining, and begging at the table.

In his defense, they do kind of look like giant, fancily decorated dog treats. :-)

"Can I have some of your house??"

"Seriously....just a little bit?!?!?"

Happy Wednesday!!!


Nik_TheGreek said...

Well done. The houses look amazing (and delicious). I do feel sad about Scooter though...

Amy said...

Two weeks on the table and they'll be awesome dog treats...solid as a rock...LOL

I think you should bake Scooter some cookies of his own!

Cubby said...

Looking good. And I'm kind of amazed how good phone pics come out.

cb said...

I love your dog!

And I don't know how one manages the patience to build a gingerbread house.