Sunday, December 23, 2007

Just Buy the Kit





I always wondered who buys those gingerbread house kits, when they're so easy to make from scratch, and your house can smell so good.

Next time, that may be me.

21 comments:

kristen said...

Nice. Guess you'll be doing the kits next year.

Heidi said...

I don't know. . . there's something charming about your ramshackle gingerbread house. It's kind of like a statement about the transitory nature of life. Or something. . .

jjstringham said...

If you just show the pictures in opposite order then it looks like you managed to rebuild it. "Extreme Makeover: Gingerbread Home Edition"

Yvonne said...

LOL at jjstringham's comment.

I ONLY buy the kits!!! (I've never even tried to make them from scratch, and now I KNOW I'll never try ; )

Merry Christmas, justrandi

Sue said...

hee hee We always buy the kits and our houses STILL look like that.

No Cool Story said...

But the trees look good.

Oh.
I see.
;)

"Vern" said...

Seriously? You're JUST figuring this out?

Jill said...

Shopping list;
1 Gingerbread house kit
1 Gingerbread scented candle

Jill

NG said...

I believe my last from-scratch gingerbread house attempt came out the same way. We must be using the same recipe!

Nancy Face said...

Wait...I don't see anything wrong here.

Heather said...

I've never even made a gingerbread house, so I'll take your advice if I ever start.

Tonya said...

I've never done either one so good for you for ever trying..LOL

The Wiz said...

I can't even do it with the kit.

No Cool Story said...

Feliz Christmas!!!
*<:o)

sogratefultobemormon said...

ho ho ho randi and your people you love there. blessings, kathleen :)

Earl said...

We did the house with the kit, but did a bunch of gingerbread boys with dough. We found that the only gingerbread boys that werent'too soft, were the ones we accidently over-cooked. But we took two days to decorate them, and the others dried out OK. So I think the secret is giving the gingerbread enough time to dry and harden a bit.

Charlie said...

Hi. Loved your blog. I added it to mine so I can read it every day. OK?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Yeah but the kit ones taste nasty. They're definitely "for show" only.

Since I'm late wishing you a Merry Christmas...have a Happy New Year Randi and Family!!! Thankfully New Year festivities doesn't include making the ball drop thingie out of gingerbread too. :)

Lauren said...

haha! I have never made a gingerbread house in my life! Sad day. I love your little decorative trees :)

Randi, I will be making my blog private soon, and I was wondering if you could email me your email address so you can access my blog?

larthestar23 at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

I'm telling ya Randi... use the syrup stuff to put it together. It's like sugar cement! It's fantastic stuff! The house holds together and you can load it up with candy galore....

aubrey said...

well, just so you know..we did the kit this year because last year ours collapsed almost instantly. but the same thing happened with the kit one. it oozed and slid apart till it was a big mess on the kit provided gingerbread house foundation. i think we've kind of written off gingerbread houses entirely. gingerbread cookies...