It started out innocently enough. Lauren and I set everything up to assemble our Tarjay gingerbread house kit. We put the house together just as instructed using the icing bag they give you in the kit and waited 15 minutes for the icing to set just as they tell you.
While the icing was setting, we opened all the candy and put it in little bowls for easy access. By the way, this kit says it has LOTS of candy…ah, NOT!
Once we started decorating the roof, it started to slowly separate. That’s okay, I thought, and just added more icing and held it together for awhile. We finished decorating, with me holding that
damn darn roof on the entire time. As we were sprinkling our coconut “snow” around the house, the roof was slowly slipping until it slide right off! It was a sad sight.
That’s okay, I grabbed my E6000 industrial strength craft glue, slapped some on and put the roof back in place. Here’s a look at our
pathetic modest little house.
I had my back turned as I was cleaning up at the sink and when I turned out here’s what we had…
Yup, pretty much total collapse. Even the front and back pieces are drooping down. That’s it…I’ve had it! It’s now just sitting like this…I needed to walk away from it. Lauren looked over and said…awwwww. Maybe once it’s totally dry, I’ll take out the hot glue gun and see if it can be saved at all.
Next year, I’m gluing the entire base of the house together first and letting it thoroughly dry before we go anywhere near it with icing and candy!