Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Haunted Gingerbread Houses - a sticky situation

Well, it's that time of year again.  And I've told people before but I don't they think it'll work or that it's a huge pain.  Let me tell you, trying to get heavy gingerbread to stick together with icing is the huge pain, not this.  First of all, you want nice fluffy brown sugar.  If you don't have one of these discs you are missing out.  Nice brown sugar all of the time.

Lay out all your pieces and know how they fit together.

Using a non stick pan, melt the brown sugar on medium heat.  Yup, that's it - just brown sugar in there.

It'll start to melt and you might have to stir a bit.  Watch it closely and turn it down if it starts to get dark bubbles in it.

Once it's nice and melted it's time to dip the pieces in it.
Make sure the short sides go inside. 

See that nice pretty seam.  Seriously in like 10 seconds it's stuck and not going anywhere.   

 Now just stick them all together and I even put some on the bottom to stick it to the gatorfoam board.  I usually have black board but it was not in the closet so I grabbed the white and will cover it with green coconut. (see the one in the back)  I use a spoon to stick it to tough spaces I can't dip.

 My daughter wanted pumpkin pie so I made 2 - the farthest one doesn't have a crust- I wasn't in the mood to make myself a gluten free crust.  I used a frozen pre-made roll out crust for the other. 

And here is one happy kiddo.  The middle one is the graham cracker house for my son.  Grandma usually makes small houses for the little kids.  We just got a jump start on ours.  I also bought Wilson sprinkle leaves and 4 colors for the icing plus we have some black, purple, and orange decorating sugar from a two years ago.  We never eat them after.  But we eat plenty of candy while decorating.  And we do this while the guys are at Priesthood Session of General Conference.

1 comment:

Kellogg said...

I just spent way too much time catching up on your blog-your garden is amazing. I always feel so inadequate after I look at all your great accomplishments. You are an incredible woman.