Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gingerbread Train Station 2010

We've been working on establishing holiday traditions since we've been living overseas. Making and decorating a gingerbread house was one of them. Last year we did our first one.

This year we vowed to do something a little more extravagant. I found an idea online for a gingerbread train station. "That's it!" I thought. Plus I already had the train cake pan. So I designed this one myself. What usually happens is I start out with grand ideas but they diminish as time goes by. So I got started with what you see in the photo below.Then I finished up the top triangular part with sugar cookies because I did not want to make a whole other batch of gingerbread. My husband is not partial to gingerbread. We had kids over to decorate on Christmas day. "One for me, one for the station, one for me, one for the station," I could hear them thinking as they popped the candy into their mouths.

As you can see below, I never bothered to finish the other half of the roof. I figured that it had enough candy and it looked good so I considered it done.

We ate it last night with our faithful neighbors Sophia and Christian for our New Year's celebration. We exploded some party poppers and ran around in circles screaming. Then we dumped all the candyless gingerbread in the garbage can. I am quite grateful for the clear counter space again.
Happy New Year to you all!


Sunny said...

Love it!

Sonja said...

you are the coolest mom! and HELLO you can even look gorgeous reclining next to a gingerbread train station. sheesh...

lucky kids.