Here’s a peek at our second creation.
I enjoyed that one, too, as I have a jewelry business, bebe & boo, and enjoy being creative with new and vintage pieces.
This year, per Emily’s request and design, we made Sacagawea’s Indian village. Em LOVES Sacagawea!
Anyway, we started at about 8 o’clock at night with a river…
Em put some treasures in the river, as well as a small bridge.
Here’s my favorite feature: the fire pit.
Here is the entrance to the village that Em and her Auntie created.
Here’s Em’s creativity at best…a Brave spearing a Swedish fish from Royal Icing River.
We used sugar cones as the bases to our pine trees.
And, as you can see, the actual Gingerbread is the siding on the tepees and the Braves and Little Indian Girls.
- prepare your dough in advance
- use real egg whites, from actual eggs you crack yourself OR use powdered eggs whites, for Royal Icing…DO NOT USE eggs whites that are in those refrigerated containers.
Yeah, that’s pretty much it. I use my Joy cookbook that was a wedding gift 17+ years ago for my recipes…Gingerbread House and Royal Icing. I try to think outside the box when it comes to a food or snack that is around the house…it’s fun to see what you can come up with. And, your kids are NOT going to miss the Halloween candy, so use it up!
We don’t actually eat our creations. In fact, we literally just put Noah’s Ark in the dumpster last Friday morning. It’s just fun to have them around for a while.
Oh, and I did not even lick my finger or taste test one piece of candy while doing this project because I am on a detox/cleanse…so, if you are trying to lose weight and think you can’t do it, think again! I’ve lost 18 lbs and it wasn’t even tempting!
The point is to be creative and have fun! And, you don’t even have to be a kid to do it!
Go get your Gingerbread on!
if you weren’t so sweet, i’d have to say: you stink! that is the kind of thing that is seen on tlc reality shows (think cake boss)….your daughter is so blessed to have these memories to look back on, and the one on one time spent together now!
how cool it was to open my computer up to AOL and see an article on Chad and Ryan’s story and only to have known about them from your blog! Blogs sure do shrink the world 🙂
Wow! I’ve never thought to do anything so dynamic! That’s insprirational for next year!!! So, what’s your detox/cleanse that you did? You sure look amazing!