Saturday, December 18, 2010

Countdown to Christmas - Day 18 (Gingerbread Display)

Every year, the girls decorate a gingerbread house and tree. This year, I saw a package with a gingerbread house, tree, Santa's sleigh, reindeer, and flight school.

Sophia and Olivia have said they wanted to make a house rather than getting one pre-assembled. After this year, they are reconsidering that idea.

It was a challenge, to say the least, to get the parts of the house together and sticking to one another. Perhaps the trick is to let the icing and pieces harden before decorating them (which we didn't do).

Regardless, the girls forged ahead and had fun making their gingerbread creations. Sophia's idea this year was to use powdered sugar on the roof to look like snow. The snow on the ground is coconut.

Olivia make Santa's sleigh and reindeer as well as the reindeer's flight school. In the past, she's made a cookie tree so this was a lot more pieces to decorate which was fun for her.

Olivia with Santa in his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. 
The Reindeer Flight School is to the right.

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