Thursday, December 30, 2010
Our Gingerbread Parthenon!
Yes, we are homeschoolers and what better way to celebrate some of the fun things about Christmas than to combine history with the holidays!!! Here was our gingerbread Parthenon. I had sworn off gingerbread for many years, but I finally found a great recipe. Now I need to perfect royal icing. I used powdered meringue, but the icing seized up on me so it was hard to work with. Nonetheless, it gave our Parthenon a more authentic look (hey, you gotta look at the silver lining!). Has anyone built anything unusual out of gingerbread? How about some hints about icing??? I really need to take some time working on that!!!
My goal was to pipe on the column design with the icing, but grand plans usually don't work out. Oh well, we shall try something different next year!