Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Gingerbread House Chronicles -- Gettin' Fancier!


Look at the fancy-shmancy work on this gingerbread house! We used uncooked rice for snow so it would cover up the aluminum foil base. Of course, then you need a secure fence around the perimeter to keep the rice in. Hence, all the marshmallows.

My favourite features of this house are the pine trees, made out of inverted ice cream cones covered in green icing and green froot loops. Guess who picked every green froot loop out of the friggin' cereal box? Note as well the Jersey Milk chocolate front door and the sprinkles 'n twizzlers sidewalk. Also, our snowman was smaller and more sober than before, with a jaunty peppermint and gumdrop hat.

This series concludes tomorrow with Our. Best. Gingerbread. House. EVER!

24 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

Love it!!! The twizzler sidewalk is too much fun. Great job on the fruit loop/ice cream cone pine trees. Really too cute...

Snap said...

These are so cool!

Elena said...

These houses are great! Too pretty to eat! And I can't believe what happened to the Holy Thorn...truly unreal. By the way, thank you for your comment today. I agree. Feels like the ghost of christmas past!

Davo said...

.. and never a 'hat tip' to the brothers Grimm .. heh.

faerwillow said...

~ok...little lady...all this creativity...hhhmmm...why didn't you share these prior to december...hehehe...must take notes on this fabulous ways to spunk up one gingerbread display...these are just clever little tricks you two have up your sleeves...thank you for sharing...and more more please!!! much l♥ve and light upon you and yours~

Bronson and Pepper said...

Love it! The snow man is my favorite piece...especially his jaunty little hat! Can't wait to see tomorrow's!

mermaid gallery said...

I could break down that front door easy....yum....very creative, fun and good tasting too...that's the spirit!

Jeanne said...

Cool. Love the trees. But coulda done without the black jelly beans! :0P

Cora said...

You two are very clever! Perhaps I'll have to make one with the boys next year....or this year...hmmmmm....

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

that is terrific..but I liked the drunk Santa.

Em said...

This is so cool! Rice for snow is clever, too.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Very schmancy! The use of the bar of chocolate for the door is genius and I also love the pathway.

My girls are making some next week - I might point them in your direction for some inspiration - but luckily, we have no Fruit Loops (yet!).

Wendy said...

I could never, ever make a gingerbread house look this nice, Debra! I love looking at them and would love to eat some of them possible. Really nice job!

Jabacue said...

If this one isn't the BEST one.....can't wait to see tomorrow's!
Love the details on this one....especially the front door. It SO works! Too much fun.
Jim

Magaly Guerrero said...

Don't panic if you perceive a hint of green in my words; it's envy.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Well, this is pretty fancy, Gals! Can't wait to see what the "best-est" looked like. :-)

Ricky Shambles said...

Love the rice. This is probably on par with the best we ever did - as a child or parent. Can't wait to see the grand finale!

Sarita Rucker said...

I like this one. It looks so yummy!! I look forward to seeing tomorrows. :)

LauraX said...

truly a masterpiece of confectionery delights!!!

BelladonnasJoy said...

Your gingerbread house is beautiful!! Wish I could do that.

Helene said...

It's beautiful. I've never made gingerbread house before.

mistress maddie said...

The whole house is beautiful, but I just love the surrounding hedge!

A Solitary Pagans Path From Northern New Hampshire said...

Wow that's a work of art! is it edible? Are you going to enter it in a gingerbread contest?

Blessings Fiona

madtexter (corey james) said...

There's a sidewalk and everything!? Okay, I thought Hubz was into Christmas on a Zen level...but you really take the cake - or is that ginger bread house?

Yay! Holiday spirit!