Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Disaster

On Easter I wanted to do something special with the kids.  Their grandparents had sent a chocolate gingerbread house to decorate.  I guess it was a chocolate cookie house with little bunnies to decorate.  No longer is the gingerbread house decorating confined to the Christmas season.  Which is the best news I've heard all day.  Because I construct a wicked awesome gingerbread house.
Or so I've always thought.
And always bragged about.
And made myself a certificate for.
So, naturally, I was all over this.
The kit was simple enough.  Lots of frosting and stale candy.  Easy to follow instructions.
I had a couple ideas running through my head.... did I want to go "cozy country cottage?"

Maybe "House in the Hamptons?"  A little more upscale.

 Get cutesy with a "Bunny Bungalow?"
 I figured with my above average artistic ability and God given eye for precision- this would surely be a house to remember.
And it was.
Just not in a good way.

Instead of beating myself up about how the frosting is drooping in all the wrong places, and how you can't even tell that the bunnies are bunnies and not candy globs, and how there is no pattern to the candies or colors, or how I didn't landscape... I've decided to blame it all on Koley.
This was his first house.
He's a novice.  He's still tempering his patient hand at the craft.

Last year's A to Z: D is for Didn't Know That.  I love last year's post.  It's about Kenmo.

P.S.  This is my 500th post on this here old blog.  Thank you for your readership. Be sure to take a couple cookies on your way out.


Kar said...

Congrats on your 500th post!! And all that matters is that the gingerbread house is yummy. I love gingerbread. Every Christmas, my mom's best friend used to make gingerbread women for my sisters and I and write our names on the long skirts in frosting. I loved that.

Nancy Jardine said...

Congrats, indeed! I bet your house tasted briliant and that's usually what matters to kids!

Brett and Tiffany said...

Your kids won't care if it was cute or was the memory you made with him! 500 posts...great job! I don't even know how many I have done! How do you check?

Patty said...

You guys are all too nice. I don't mind scoffs.
Tiff- go to Blogger where you make a new post. It'll tell you there.

Juli said...

We don't even try here... well, the kids make gingerbread scenes at school, but at home... nada. What can I say? I'm only crafty on my own terms. :)

I think your house looked yummy. And isn't that the point?

Rowena said...

Wow...500 posts thats pretty good going. I think your attempt looked pretty good (or maybe your photos make it look better!) x