WARNING: I’m not responsible for any cavities obtained while viewing this post.
A few years ago I was surviving a spouse deployment through the holidays.
I was on my own for Back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving………..and all the fun that goes with buying school supplies, making costumes and decorating for Christmas.
In an effort to stay on top of things, our holiday cards were Fall themed and went out in September. I looked at all the other things that we usually cram into December and tried to spread them out. Ginger Bread Houses! Why do they have to be Christmassy? With the Peep Revolution adding ghosts and pumpkins to all the other Halloween goodies, a new family tradition was born.
I don’t like to eat Peeps, but these ghosts are too cute. (And Gluten Free!)
And what could make cake, cookies, icing and candy even more fun? FRIENDS! Yes, the tradition always includes a bunch of little ones crowded around my dining room table.
First I try to fill them up with food before the temptations of chocolate, candy corn, and sugary marshmallows hit the table.
You need: 1) Creative kids 2) 1 chocolate cake per child 3) 1 can of chocolate icing per child 4) Bowls of festive candies 5) other edible additions (cookies, graham crackers, cereal, pretzels, cones) 5) tooth picks and wooden skewers.
The results were more gooey than ghoulish, and I am quite sure the amount confections on the houses didn’t come close to the sugar inside the creators.
Hard at work….
ALL BOY – Harry’s house is topped with a bleeding cat on a stake. We are considering some form of therapy.
After each cake was candy-coated, we all burned some calories and washed off the sticky sweetness with hours in the swimming pool.