A TEENY TINY (NOT) GINGERBREAD HOUSE
As a self-proclaimed “candy fiend” I have always been excited by anything candy related. I integrate candy into my vacations and always have some close at hand. But one candy-related item I just could never get behind is the gingerbread house. Don’t get me wrong, they are gorgeous! But, I had two realizations that ruined making them for me. First, gingerbread is not tasty. Second, to make those epically decorated houses requires a skill that is well beyond me.
Still…..the candy beckoned. I bought one of those kits at the craft store. Boo. Fail. That candy is nasty. I tried making the houses out of graham crackers. They were delicious but oh, so delicate and therefore a mess. Finally, I had an epiphany……Rice Krispie treats!
After making the treats, I stacked a couple of squares onto each other. You could even just buy the pre-made treats. Remember, the goal for this Blogmas is to have simple Christmas fun. You like my aluminum foil doily??
Then I shaped it and iced it. It was so easy! I thought about going back to crop the picture so you wouldn’t see the icing I got on my oh-so-fancy doily but, I just didn’t care! I also got icing in my hair but no one needs to see that.
Then, to the best part. I know what everyone is thinking and the answer is yes: I did have all this candy sitting around. Some people have fancy liquor cabinets, I have a well-stocked candy drawer.
Ta-da! The finished product is never quite what I envisioned but that is why I am not a professional baker and cake decorator. This project was exactly what I wanted it to be, simple, fun, and Christmassy.
Tell me, please! Do you enjoy Gingerbread Houses?