When John bought a kit for a Wilton gingerbread house this week, I was thrilled. I never made a gingerbread house, and John said we'd work on it together. Crafting with my boyfriend. It doesn't get any better than this.
The gingerbread house looks so nice on the box.
Let the construction begin.
The roof is on. That's a good sign.
I took care of the icing, and John was in charge of the candy.
Since supplies were limited, it was John's idea to use crackers for the doors and windows. We also used a fancy cookie for the second-floor window. I don't recall seeing any crackers on a gingerbread house, but I think they serve their purpose quite nicely. Good idea, John!
This is the back of the house. I wish I had seen that heart-shaped cookie before I finished the front. I think it would have looked better on the front of the house.
John started to get carried away when he reached for the box of Cookie Crisp cereal and decided to place the tiny chocolate chip cookies around the base of the house. Yes, I eat Cookie Crisp cereal, and I love it!
~The right side of the house~
~The left side of the house~
~A closeup of the front~
~A closeup of the back~
Overall, I'm pleased with the results. For my first time ever creating icicles with icing, I think I did a pretty good job, and John was a big help. I have a feeling that we're going to make this a Christmas tradition from now on.