Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Candy Village

Every year for the last 5 years, I have made a candy castle. This year the girls were able to make their own. Instead of making a castle, we made a candy village.

I always wanted to make a gingerbread house, but didn't have the time or stamina. My aunt had given me instructions for a candy castle. The directions called for Styrofoam and a bunch of specific candies. The entire thing was expensive (but fabulous). After the first year I got creative and started using house hold items. Things like boxes, toilet paper rolls, ice cream cones and cardboard. I also buy cheap icing in the can, but I usually have to make more (it takes a lot).

One last thing. Use coconut for snow, it hides a lot mistakes.
Have fun!


Michaja said...

How amazing!!! I love them. Great idea. Although I think most of the candy will here end up in the mouth instead of ons the castle :)
Take care

Audra said...

Cute! My mom bought me a gingerbread house kit this year. I have never made one before. My oldest son LOVES to help cook - we'll see how things turn out with mommy and two year old!

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

What lovely fun your girls had ! Too good to eat I think ...
Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Those sre so cute and so diiferent.
I am a grandma I have a 4 year old
granddaughter those would be fun to make
with her.
From a fellow nurse.

Pamela RN BSN


Dear Jess,
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!
Lots of love,

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