This is a picture of a truly balanced diet…especially the foam ball in the center…
A little architectural brainstorming…
We used the Joy of Cooking Gingerbread House recipe, along with the Royal Icing recipe from the same cookbook.
A glimpse of what is to come…
Warming the Tootsies for forming into animals…
Oh, you’ll see how these dowel rods come into play…
Erecting the walls of our Gingerbread extravaganza…we used graham crackers as a sub-floor for our pretzel decking.
Pretzels and candy galore!
Twizzlers have these awesome rainbow licorice out right now which was the inspiration for this whole project. We used Lemon Drops and Royal Icing on a foam ball for the sun. I drilled holes in the base wood to anchor the galvanized wiring running through the Twizzlers, as well as the 3 dowel rods to anchor the sun.
I debated putting ‘dead’ animals in the water since, if you must know the truth, animals did die in the flood, you know…but, I decided against it…these ‘elephants’ didn’t make the Ark due to broken legs.
The first couple off the Ark…the bunnies Em made by rolling out warm Tootsies and using bunny cookie cutters.
This pic has some rodents that were for some reason allowed on the Ark. On the right, Em rolled out warm Tootsies again and made these chickens out of mini sleigh cookie cutters.
The hearts on the side spell “P E A C E”. Notice the dove on top of the boat with the olive leaf, I mean green Nerd, in its beak…
Notice the school of Swedish fish…and here, all this time, every has believed the Ark landed somewhere near Mt. Ararat!
Another view of the ‘chickens’ along with some gators walking down the ramp to the colorful pathway of Nerds.
The two doves on the front bow looked kind of like anchors, with a Junior Mint ‘chain’.
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Jason’s sister, Tonja, and Emily and I made this all day Saturday and for a couple hours on Sunday afternoon. This was our first attempt at a Gingerbread House. Yes, I am hooked and am ‘designing’ new ones in my head for next year. My plan is to make one next year to donate to Children’s Hospital of Denver. Thanks for checking it out. Obviously, this one is in memory of Noah. Hope you like it!