Today was Brian's first rehearsal since Tuesday since he had a day off and then a snow day. We maybe have 2 inches of snow but it does not take much snow to shut down Seattle. Brian decided to make a gingerbread house since every Christmas since 2003 he has intended to make one but every year he has not gotten around to it. He feels he had a lot of pent-up gingerbread house energy and went very crazy. He recognizes the insanity, but seems to kind of like it. It is a very darling 2 story Tudor with a shredded wheat thatched roof. Last night when he was almost done with it around midnight it started collapsing. He was up until 2am working on the emergency reinforcement. Crazy.


The windows are caramelized sugar.


Brian had to re-do most of the icicles since Colin woke up before us and put the icicles in the chimney. Then Colin found a bowl of decorating candy and was distracted long enough to not do more damage.


If I had been in charge of the gingerbread house we would have slapped graham crackers on a milk carton. Good work Brian, but yes, a little crazy.
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9 Comments:

  1. Mrs. M said...
    It's beautiful! My mom always made gingerbread houses when I was little that went all out, like this one, with dormer windows and sugar glass.
    Anne said...
    wow. just wow. i am with you, Ann. if i had been in charge, graham crackers on a milk carton would have been the result. i have never heard of sugar glass windows! i am glad you got pictures of this before it gets fully attacked by Colin. very cool.
    Julie said...
    That is IMPRESSIVE! You should enter one of those amateur gingerbread competitions on Food Net. Your house looks much better than the ones they did!!! Clever use of shredded wheat. NICE. :)
    mel said...
    I'm glad you posted pictures. I was anxious to see the gingerbread creation. Nice job!
    Brandon and Becca said...
    So ein schönes Fachwerkhaus! Du bist doch sehr klug, meinen Bruder.
    Kristy said...
    That is the most amazing gingerbread house ever. Wow. Felicidades.
    Vanessa said...
    Brian's artistic energy can't be restrained. He never does anything half way, huh? I challenge him to create the ultimate wedding cake!
    malia said...
    how is it that everything you do is perfect? i don't understand it. :) kudos to you.
    Anonymous said...
    Ah, the talented and gifted madness strikes again! Some are focused and others are focused and driven to perfection. As long as you're having fun in the process it won't matter if it's perfect or a perfect mess. Smiles,
    Katrina

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