Our guests were quite industrious at our holiday party last weekend. I inherited ~30 lbs of (mostly stale) brightly-coloured candy from the previous gingerbread decorating extravaganza I attended. I wanted to dwindle that down as much as possible, so I brought out the goods at our place.
My first attempt at royal icing and gingerbread turned out rather successfully. (Pieces stayed together, and no one died of salmonella.) Emerging from the pile of sugar included a structurally sound and detailed house by the carpenters, and some really creepy gingerpeople by the artists in the croud.
I don’t think we made much of a dent in the candy pile, though, especially since we were also given a 3 lb bag of gummi bears (which I remember being delicious, but sadly are off-limits to me now since they contain gelatin).
The party gave us a chance to mix friend worlds, eat piles of food, and add brandy to whatever we were drinking. Thanks to everyone for coming!