Monday, December 27, 2010

House Tour

So, the not -ginger-bread houses.* Here's one end showing the chimney. The popular candies this year were M&Ms. I don't remember us using those when we were kids, but now they seem good. We couldn't find any candy canes when we went to look, though my brother found some cute peeps snowmen.

This is the other side. I really should have frosted the end of the roof and stuck some stuff on there to make it look less cardboardy, eh? I did like the twisty pathway. This is where I put the peep snowman, which hides one of the little green "plants." However, you can see the very authentic looking tree in the window :)

And here's a side view of the flower garden and bunting along the roof. As you can tell, I don't much go in for realism here.

And here's the final shot with the snowman in the front.

*Edited to add: My Nana used to make us cardboard gingerbread houses to decorate every Christmas. So, this isn't my idea at all. I don't know where she got the idea, but it worked really well for us kids!


  1. yay! excellent craftsmanship!

  2. Super cool and impressive. So, let me ask you. Do people eventually eat these gingerbread cakes? The only reason I ask is because were we to make one, Bump would INSIST that we eat it. . .

  3. When I was a kid, we used to eat the candy off the house. The house itself is cardboard, so not really appetizing. And as an adult, candy that's been sitting out doesn't have nearly the appeal it did when I was a kid. :)

  4. Fun! And I think your idea of using cardboard is brilliant, since the gingerbread is pretty nasty to eat once it's been house-ified.

  5. Cute! I love the Peep snowman, which I've never seen before, and the glimpse of the tree from the street :)

  6. Realism? Who needs realism? And the one time I made a gingerbread house the gingerbread was completely inedible -- it was so hard you'd break your teeth on it. So saving time, and baking goods, by using cardboard strikes me as brilliant!