When your gingerbread house fails ... add dinosaur
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Janill, you might like this Christmas manger:
Not his first attack
Sweet! Some people are so much more craftier than me ;)
Yoda is wise ;)
No one's going to say anything about the 300-lb SANTA in the manger?
LOL, I guess he just blended in!
From Adam's PSA NPR link (thanks, Adam!):
<Icing can easily get too runny or too stiff. And even after it dries, it often isn't strong enough to hold the structure together. On the other hand, Schafer says, a strong glue can sometimes compensate for a faulty, unbalanced structure.
That's why Erica Kahn, an undergraduate at the Brown University School of Engineering who helps put on the school's yearly Extreme Gingerbread Competition, said she steers clear of icing altogether.
Instead, Kahn recommends melting down caramel, gummy candies and marshmallow. Once they're melted, the marshmallows become tacky and gluelike, Kahn tells The Salt. "They become this really strong, cementlike substance.">
TIL there is an annual "Extreme Gingerbread Competition"!!
We must find pictures!
Some over the top ones:
Chateau de Gingerbread and St. Gingerbread Cathedral?
<cracking knuckles> It's ON!
The gingerbread men look like Mr. Bill!
Perhaps that was on purpose, given their house is on fire.
:) A very arson Christmas.
You know I would watch that!