I was hoping to post a new recipe today but it's been a hectic week and today is my in-laws 38th wedding anniversary. We invited them over to our home for dinner and cake so I've been busy. The cake is done, the rolls are rising, the dishes are washed and I'm tired!
Here are some pictures of what I did last night. I've always wanted to make and decorate a gingerbread house, but I don't really care for gingerbread so I've never done it. Every year I tell myself I'm going to do it and then I talk myself out of it. But I was visiting one of my favorite bloggers, Janet from Captain's Daughter To Army Mom, and she bought a Wilton premade kit that you just assemble and decorate. Her cottage was so cute so I got one!
The kit I bought from WalMart ($10) came with a pre-assembled house, royal icing mix, and candy. I bought the starlite mints and the cinnamon imperials separately and used dessicated coconut for snow. I think it turned out pretty cute.
It was pretty simple, albeit a little sticky. I think my icing was a little stiff, but before I noticed I had already put it in the bag. It worked out fine though. My favorite part are the Christmas tree in the window and the door mat. I also really like the way the "snow" looks. It was fun and I think I'd make another one next year. Or I could buy a bunch more this year and make a candy village!
Have a good weekend everyone!