Tuesday, December 17, 2013


This is a repost from our family blog. But FYI, this was my most successful homemade gingerbread house yet. My new Silpat-knockoff with rulers on the edges was totally boss for rolling out equal-sized sides, and I finally dared homemade royal icing, which worked wonderfully. We're just going to pretend it doesn't have raw egg whites in it, of course.

Lucy always lets us know what she wants. When she wants it.
She's been insistently demanding a gingerbread house for what feels like weeks now.

We finally got it pasted together and upright over the weekend -- with a few redos of cracked pieces -- and last night Family Home Evening consisted of decorating it.

The kids adorned each reindeer according to its name:

(Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, in case you couldn't tell.)

I should have gotten a picture of the other side, too -- Sage made amazing icicles, and Lucy had a cute little candycane sign that said Ho Ho Ho.

And then...Lucy wanted to eat it right away for refreshments. She's definitely not one for delayed gratification, that girl! 

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