Monday, November 30, 2009

Making a Gingerbread House Kit

To get ready for Christmas, Aidan (my 7 year old) and I decided to make a gingerbread house together. I got this kit from Toys R Us for $9.99 + tax in the hopes that it would be easy and fun to assemble together.

First we read the directions and got a large cutting board to build it - I also thought that the board would allow for easy clean up. The pieces parts were packed well and everything was intact.

Next, we cut out the base part of the tray, kneaded the Royal Icing and applied generous amounts of icing to the front, back and sides. We then set a timer for 15 minutes and let it rest and allow for the icing to harden.

At the end of 15 minutes, we added more icing to the roof pieces and carefully attached the roof. Aidan held it in place for about 5 minutes and we set another 15 minute timer. After the timer went off, then the fun really started - decorating the house. The kit came with lots of candy and plenty of icing - it even included directions on how to make more icing if needed.

After decorating the house with the included candy, Aidan and I thought that it would be good to add something else (like sprinkles). We found some left over fundip from Halloween and sprinkled it over the house - it was perfect! Overall, it was fun and easy for the 2 of us to complete and I would recommend it as a fun way to spend an hour together.


phairhead said...

looks great, greta!

Greta said...

Thanks - we had a lot of fun making it!

moirao said...