Friday, December 26, 2008

A Gingerbread Tree for Christmas

Last Christmas Eve my cousin Adam came over in the afternoon and we decorated a gingerbread house. He must have enjoyed it because he asked if we would be doing it again this year. I told him sure, but that we should mix things up a little and do something besides a house. I picked up a gingerbread tree kit instead - it came with pre-baked gingerbread stars, icing mix, candy presents and a candy star and some little candies for decorating. I also bought a tube of sparkly red icing gel that I thought would make good garland.

The tree was fun to assemble if not a little messy. I blame the foggy headed-ness of my nasty cold on the fact that I did not assemble the little pastry bags correctly and ended up having to Scotch tape the nozzles onto the bags. Whoops. Still, in the hands of a 9-year-old boy it was bound to get a little messy anyway. With Tucker's help, Adam and I make a pretty nice looking gingerbread tree to kick off Christmas!

4 comments:

Joelen said...

What a great looking tree and a fun thing to do with kids! :)

Tyler Pepper said...

That is cute! We made the exact same gingerbread Christmas tree today! We were actually able to make TWO trees with it and it was lots of fun. You can see how they turned out on our blog: http://tylerandmolly.blogspot.com/2008/12/our-merry-christmas.html

wifeplzak said...

what a fun project to do with kids around the holidays! you must be his fav cousin.

Katrina said...

Great tree! We did trains this year instead of the usual houses. The trains are a great kit idea for next year with your nephew!