Sunday, December 09, 2007

A Growing Tradition

Since we got married we have always made some sort of gingerbread house around Christmas. It has sort of become a tradition--one we plan to keep. This year we decided to do something a little different and create a "sugar-cube castle" instead of using gingerbread. We had a blast working on this together!


Kane drawing up the blue prints. :)



Just getting started...




I made a Christmas tree out of an ice cream cone.


Putting on the finishing touches.


This picture is a bit blurry, but it is a close up of the sled I made for the outside.


The side turret, with the Hershey bar windows. :)


And the final product...(we used 713 sugar cubes).
(you can click on the picture for a bigger image)



Mara Kate's response to the castle: "BIG CAKE! Eat it?"

6 comments:

Heather said...

It looks like an ice castle! Very fun!

What kind of icing did you use?

Katie said...

I love it! You all did an awesome job!!! Can't wait to see ya'll tomorrow!

Love,
K

Dad said...

Very ingenious (even if it does look like a diabetic coma looking for a place to happen) Of course, now you are on track to compete with yourselves with a "bigger and better" each year! It looks great.

Love you guys!

Robert Kingston said...

Extremely impressive!

Aunt Jane said...

I love the tradition...you guys did a great job...did you let her eat it??? =) Love you guys!

JEPH.HEIDI.GRANT.OLIVIA said...

Wow..nice :) So pretty and I'm sure it was well constructed...how long did it take you...start to finish???