Years ago we took the time to design blueprints, cut out templates, roll dough and bake the components. We created faux glass windows and set twinkle lights inside to cast a dreamy glow.
Fast Forward....to this year.
Six people, 3 kits (1 mini-village and 2 big houses assembled and dried ahead of time), 3 piping bags, lots of potential landscaping materials (pretzels, marshmallows, shredded wheat cereal, edible rocks) and a slew of gum drops and other candies.
Our creative group scored very high in originality.
We did, however, fall down in the area of execution and precision.
Here are some pictures.
|The Green House featured a solar panel, garden and Prius (plugged in and getting charged).|
|Gum paste Santa on pretzel legs took 'a dive'.|
No problem, it became a large ham in the process of being cured.
Hey, if you grow your own vegetables, it only makes sense to raise your own meats.
By the end of the night, all our houses had a story to tell!