...we decorated our gingerbread house! Because we had such a hard time keeping ours standing up last year that I had to hot glue it together, this year I bought a pre-assembled one. However, this is what it came out of the box looking like:
However, you may notice in the photo that the box is UPSIDE DOWN on the table. O. decided he needed to take it out by himself, so that may have had something to do with the broken roof and wall.
Wouldn't you think that a gingerbread house kit that comes with the house already assembled,
would be super easy to decorate? That's what I thought, too. But no, the icing, rather than being the kind in a pouch (as in a tube of cinnamon rolls), was powder that you had to haul the mixer out to transform into icing. And the directions came with three different house designs, with instructions that said things like: "roll out gumdrops and shape into ribbon pieces", and "mint leaves may be snipped into tree shapes" Seriously?
No, we much preferred the
"lake of icing on the table to dunk candy into" technique.
And the "rake fingers through rooftop icing and smear on face" technique.
And voila! The saddest gingerbread house you ever saw!!