This really isn’t a meal per se since we will aren’t going to be eating it. It was more of a super fun activity we did but plenty of frosting was sampled during creation so I say it counts.
I totally did not make any of this. We were out shopping at Michaels and we found this Pre-Baked Cookie House Kit and decided to give it a try. This is basically a gingerbread house but decorated for Halloween.
Eh. Why not?
Putting the structure together was a bit tricky. I need Baby Hobbit’s help securing some of the pieces while I glued with the frosting like a crazy person. We’ve already discussed my piping skill (or lack there of) in a previous post.
The hard part was after getting the structure to hold was waiting for it to be solid enough to decorate without fear of collapse. Waiting is not a strong suit of mine. We waited for a bit but then we dived in to decorate. Luckily we had no structural damage due to my impatience.
The kit came with the orange piping and candies and a small bit of white fondant. I also purchased a little frosting color kit to give us more options.
Mostly I just let her go to town. I did some detail work like the roofing and door and windows but let her decide how to do the rest. She added the candies, extra frosting, and drawing faces on the fondant ghosts we made. She even designed her own multi-eyed monster to go in front of the house.
I suggested we write “Stay Out” on one side and she insisted the other side say “Stay In”. I’m guessing for balance. On the back we took a lot of time to try to draw a jack-o-lantern but his face totally melted while we were decorating other sides of the house. We decided it made it spookier.
Even though we won’t eat it (seriously the purple candies were hard as a rock – no way) we had a lot of fun making it!