Gingerbread Houses

We’ve done gingerbread houses the last couple of years… this year was no exception.  Especially since I found a perfect house for Aaron on Black Friday and was tipped off on the perfect house for Averie from a friend’s Facebook posts:

I assembled everything during nap time — it was just easier that way, but once naptime was over — the decorating commenced – and took the better part of an hour!

I have a thing for having lots of choices, so the amount of candy that was available to choose from bordered on ridiculous…

And the final products:





Every year I forget how absolutely MISERABLE premade royal icing tastes.  It’s disgusting…  if my cookie royal icing tasted like that – I wouldn’t ever bother making them.  Blech!  Good news is that we don’t eat our houses, they sit on top of the TV looking pretty and then magically disappear one day…  so on the upside I don’t have to endure tasting the icky royal icing again!

4 comments for “Gingerbread Houses

  1. Aunt Chelle
    26 December, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I think they are all so pretty and I love that you each do your own what a great tradition this is!

    • 26 December, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Aunt Chelle!! 🙂 Love you!!

  2. 27 December, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    What a fun tradition! I love how you each have your own gingerbread house.
    I agree – the icing that comes with the sets do taste bad.
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  3. 5 January, 2013 at 8:50 am

    So cute Gingerbread Houses! Very Creative! 🙂
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