Multiply all that by 30 and you get...
While I am at it, I wanted to show you the gingerbread houses we made Sunday. It was soooo fun! I bought a kit from a local bakery and soon after regretted that I didn't just get a Wilton kit that came with frosting and candy.
Then I was at Walmart buying the missing items I found one kit that had 5 mini houses! Perfect! I am embarrassed to admit that I bough that one too. I am glad I did though cause everyone was able to make their own and then we all worked on the big one together.
Emmalee was so cute loading her house up with candy that I let her decorate mine too.
Do you like how all the red frosting she poured on the front of the one is sliding to it's floor :0)
I wanted to show you this. We are not fabulous gingerbread house designers, but I pulled my melt-hard-candy-in-the-oven thing again. I took a pile of butterscotch candies and arranged them on the back of this cookie sheet, covered in foil, to make the walkway between our gingerbread village. I set the oven at 400degrees and put the candy in. It was totally melted after 8 min. When you pull it out of the oven you can use a knife to move the candy around to where you want it. So AWESOME! I really wanted the red cinnamon candies, but they were all out. The yellow makes me think there might have been little gingerbread puppies around :0)
I did the same thing with the peppermint candies, but I didn't put them close together. I kept them a good 2-3 inches apart. I also used a knife to make a couple more square once they were melted. I used those as the door mats. p.s. disregard the stray piece of pine on the walkway. I guess the little gingerpeople don't sweep their walk :0)
I didn't know where else to put our lovely candy village so I decided to scoot the candy topiary balls over and make the top of Em's kitchen a total sugar wonderland :0)
Next up were Madison's melted snowman cookies. I saw this post the other day on Crazy Domestic and just couldn't wait to try them! We made a batch of sugar cookie dough, squished it ball the handful onto the cookie sheet, and baked. We frosted the cookies while they were still warm to give it that "freshly melted" look. Madison did the marshmallow heads and all the other decorating by herself while I snuck a little snooze. Didn't she do a fabulous job!?! I loved these cookies! So easy for being so much fun to eat! Mads took them with to go caroling tonight with the church youth group. What a funny thing caroling is in Arizona :0) It is still quite warm. My neighbor was mowing his lawn the other day while I was painting nativity scenes :0) Seems like a contradiction.
Upcoming madness!!! Bunco prizes, teacher gifts, and church party centerpieces! It makes me tired just looking at them. I am totally excited to get any of it finally finished though. I can't wait to show you :0)
I guess that means I better get back to work. Merry Christmas everyone! Only moments left. I hope you are enjoying every one of them :0)