Oh the fun of designing and constructing gingerbread houses! It is a great way to make some lasting memories for the Christmas season.
Last year I even went as far as to make the gingerbread house pieces from scratch. Not this year! I'm taking the easy way out! ;o)
We decided to use graham crackers for the house pieces and white chocolate for the "glue" instead of royal icing. I just melted the white chocolate and put it into a piping bag to use as the glue that holds everything together. This made the assembly time go faster because we didn't have to wait for the icing to dry before continuing on with the construction. We simply put the house in the frig for a minute as we were building it to harden the white chocolate. It worked out pretty well.
Of course the best part for the kids is adding on all the candy pieces. You can really get creative with it. Pecans were even used to look like logs which is something I never thought to do before. Cereal was used to make some shingles on the roof.
It is always fun to see what ideas the kids can come with.
We need your help determining who the winners will be by voting on the house that you like most.
We will reveal the creators of the houses as well as the winners tomorrow evening. So hurry up and vote! :D