Since 2011 Matthew and I have been gratefully piggy-backing on the K family's Crackertown tradition. The cousins assemble houses, buildings, and other landmarks (pond, or spaceship, for instance) out of graham crackers glued with royal icing and festooned with candy.
We bring along a gingerbread house that we have made the day before, and cover every surface with m&ms. This year we got fancy, added some licorice all-sorts.
Here's how it went down.
|Matthew carefully measured the shapes. Well, pretty carefully.|
|While the icing set, we tired it round the middle with twine.|
Decorators At Work
|Gramma and Aunty Lorraine kept a watchful eye.|
|This is the space station! Jessie's work. Natch.|
The Finished Product:
What happened next
|We ate it!! Well, a bit of the roof. It is HUGE so we will have to nibble a bit every day.|
|Photo courtesy of Bryerton.|