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Dec. 14th, 2009 @ 08:51 pm What?
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V and I made a gingerbread house last night. I think V enjoyed herself:

(she's picked up her ham father's habit of making goofy faces at the camera.)

I learned several lessons. I learned how to make royal icing. This is the second type of icing I've learned to make in the past two weeks. I'm sensing a theme and a bunch of elastic pants in my future. The icing got V's stamp of approval:



This is the icing you use to 'glue' the house together, and the stuff to the house. It's also the stuff that solid icing decorations are made of. I decided to try some decorations to add to the house. Unfortunately I also learned that it was a silly idea to leave the wax paper close to the edge of the table (you know, where V could pull it on the floor):

Luckily they were still smushable rather than just shattery.

Final result:


Now I just need to keep her away from it for the next 11 days. Luckily our tree will be going up next. I figure that will be a much bigger distraction.

Third lesson learned - my child can break a land speed record for shovelling candy into her mouth. Final lesson? Given the rate of candy consumption, 5:30pm was not the time to start this.
Who does she think she is?
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From:stella0017
Date:December 15th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
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Cute! and brave!! I am afraid to do a house with the monkeys... I'll help eat it. and any icing you make. I LOVE icing.

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From:neeroc
Date:December 15th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
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I had a whole bowl of that other buttercream icing left. Key word there - had.
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From:moo
Date:December 15th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
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Very cute house! But, umm, aren't you supposed to unwrap the candies before you glue them on?
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From:neeroc
Date:December 15th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
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We just left the Kisses wrapped - it was the wrappers that made them Christmas-y. Otherwise, well a) V would still be covered in chocolate, and b) it would just look like giant turds everywhere.
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From:moo
Date:December 23rd, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
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Giant turds. HA HA HA HA! Awesome.
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