Building a Better Gingerbread House
You can see the results below. And, yes, I'm a bit proud. Honestly, when I started out with this, I was concerned that I wouldn't even get the walls to stand up. For the record, I was largely responsibly for the application of frosting, and the kids handled all candy decorations -- a nice division of labor, I think.
Picture 1 - Front View:
The big round candies are wreaths (we didn't have green ones).
Picture 2 - Back and Side:
The back windows are a little cluttered with candies, I admit, but that's the way the kids wanted it.
Picture 3 - Side View:
Check out the detail on that roofing!
Yeah, the frosting isn't too precisely applied, but the main thing was that we had a blast doing it. The kids loved every moment (not counting when they were fighting for access to the gingerbread house). And so did I.