Gingerbread House Party

No recipe for today’s post (the holidays have kept me busy with other things!), but there are some drool-worthy candy photos!

When I was a little kid I would decorate a gingerbread house every December. Some years it would just be me, other years I would invite friends over, and one year I invited all the girls in my 5th grade class (15 girls in our basement on sugar highs… just imagine…). This year I wanted to re-live the fun with M & S. I gathered every candy imaginable, assembled the houses, made gallons of icing (or so it seemed), and helped the girls decorate their houses. It was a blast and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

If you’d like to try this, I bought the houses at Target and they’re about $10. The kit includes candy, but we obviously bought extras. Many, many extras! I improvised on the icing — but any royal icing recipe should work fine. My icing consisted of powdered sugar, a little meringue powder, and milk.

  • Sues - December 27, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Awww, this looks like so much fun! And your photos are so, so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - December 28, 2010 - 12:38 am

    Thanks so much — we had a blast!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - January 20, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    WOW Annie! What a spread!!! Looks like you built a whole gingerbread city:)ReplyCancel

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