Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Make it Yourself Gingerbread Train vs. Chocolate Holiday House

Continuing our Christmas festivities, we decided to have a battle of the edible crafting kits.

In this corner......

The Gingerbread Train

Edible Gingerbread Train
Edible Gingerbread Train


And, in this corner.....


The Chocolate House

Edible Chocolate House
Edible Chocolate House


Starting with the Gingerbread Train:

Put together Gingerbread Train.  Looks easy enough!
Put together Gingerbread Train.  Looks easy enough!

Comes with a nice tray that the pieces fit down into and are 'cemented' with green icing
Comes with a nice tray that the pieces fit down into and are 'cemented' with green icing.

Comes with a nice tray that the pieces fit down into and are 'cemented' with green icing
Oldest brother and sister hard at 'work'.


Train is assembled.  Now for the CANDY ... I mean decorations.
Train is assembled.  Now for the CANDY ... I mean decorations.


Inside view - complete with Snowman rider!
Inside view - complete with Snowman rider!

Now for the Make it Yourself Holiday House!

Make it Yourself Holiday House
The kit!  Complete with reusable molds!

After melting the chocolate and pouring into the molds,  refrigerate for about 15 minutes and pop out onto a tray.  Looking good!
After melting the chocolate and pouring into the molds,  refrigerate for about 15 minutes and pop out onto a tray.  Looking good!

After making two sets of roof, side and front pieces, 'glue' the side walls to the front pieces with more melted chocolate.
After making two sets of roof, side and front pieces, 'glue' the side walls to the front pieces with more melted chocolate.  Refrigerate for another 15 minutes.

ext, attach the roof pieces with yet more melted chocolate
Next, attach the roof pieces with yet more melted chocolate!

Add gum drops, peppermint swirls and mini jaw breakers.
Melt the white chocolate to use as decorating 'glue' and  icicles.  Add gum drops, peppermint swirls and mini jaw breakers.
Roof decorations
Roof decorations.

So, which kit won?
So, which kit won?
Honestly, it was a LANDSLIDE!!!!


Of course sampling went on upon opening each of the kits.  Early on we discovered that the Gingerbread Train was a mess of hard, cardboard-like, nutmeg-overload YUCK!  And, the icing wouldn't hold the pieces together.  Since it was unanimously decided that no one would be eating this concoction, the remaining pieces were glued together with a GLUE GUN!!!

The Chocolate Holiday House was easy to put together, fun and made of edible c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e....

So, the ribbon goes to:

The Chocolate Holiday House!  Grab your fork and join us!!!!  Hurry, because it won't last long!


The Chocolate Holiday House!  Grab your fork and join us!!!!  Hurry, because it won't last long!

1 comment:

  1. Too funny about the glue gun!!! LOL

    I was wondering if the chocolate house would "sweat" given the temperature lately, but I guess you didn't wait long enough to find out before eating! Ha!

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