Reusable Gingerbread house? Sounds too good to be true! And most of the time when you think that, it really is. But not this time.....
Candy Cottage has a sturdy plastic house form that you snap together with easy to follow instructions and are ready to decorate in minutes!
The Candy Cottage
is put together in five easy steps:
Step 1. Place the base of The Candy Cottage
on a sturdy, flat surface.
Step 2. Build the first wall by sliding a short wall into the groove on a long wall. Press firmly to seat the tab on the short wall into the groove at the bottom of the long wall. Repeat this step for the other two wall sections.
Step 3. Connect the two half house wall sections. Press firmly to seat the tab on the short wall into the groove at the bottom of the long wall
Step 4. Sit the assembled walls onto the base frame from step 1. The walls will "snap" into place when seated on the base. Insure that each of the tabs on the base are securely snapped onto the wall sections.
Step 5. Position the roof over the assembled house from step 4. Align the grooves on the under side of the roof with the tops of the walls. The four snap tabs on the roof should slide inside of the walls. Once aligned, press down on the roof. When it "SNAPS," you are ready to decorate!
Looks easy enough!
Now don't send me hate mail if you're a purist when it comes to gingerbread house making.....there are people out there who really do still bake their own gingerbread to make their walls and there are those (like me) who have made their walls out of graham crackers, cookies...etc.
But what I recall in making those gingerbread houses with real graham cracker walls....was that it took at LOT of work to get the forms built before the decorating could begin. And lets face it......the decorating is what the children love......not getting their walls straight or making sure the walls are in proportion to the roof and the doorways are square. The last gingerbread house I made with the grand-kids was done on a cardboard form and I thought then.....never again would I try to create the form any other way. But this I like! Plus, after the occasion is over or holiday passed......you can just wash the frosting and decorations off with soap and warm water......and you're ready for a fresh start!
We saw the Candy Cottage
at the Atlanta Market just a couple of weeks ago and they were demonstrating decorating the Cottage with frosting right out of a can.....I'm loving this.....buy the store brand frosting....color with a little food coloring paste and get started! I keep a stash of candy in my cabinet just for times like these......there are always pieces of candy that go stale....or out of date.....if it's something that might serve as a decoration.....I save it...seal it up, put in the bag and save for that decorating day. Don't worry, we'll have our share of fresh candy too....can't decorate a house without having a bite here and there)))
Can't wait to try out the new Candy Cottage
next week! Our first project will be a Valentine House. Already I'm thinking.....red hots.....gummy bears......conversation hearts...
In addition to the Candy Cottage
we will also be stocking the Party Pack
which is four smaller houses that snap
together a similar way.
They are smaller in size and made of a more lightweight plastic. Great for party favors.....have a decorating party and kids get to take home their creation.
The Party Pack
comes as a set of four houses and likewise has instructions for assembly.
What a great family gift the Candy Cottage
would make.....you might even want more than one for your family! Even though the shape would be the same, the houses can have a completely different look based on the decorating.
This "Summer Cottage" by the Candy Cottage
folks give the house a whole different look with it's raised foundation and porch overhang.
Another by the Candy Cottage folks.....a castle fit for your little princess. Top pieces fashioned from ice cream cones.
The Crab Shack by Candy Cottage
is one of my favorites! Love the oyster cracker roofing....and way less expensive a roofing material as candy too.
A spooky Halloween house by Candy Cottage, love the "eye candy" peeking out the windows.
This is going to be a fun product....and I hope you'll email us photos of your creations!
The original Candy Cottage
and Party Pack
will be arriving next week......just in time for you to create your own little love nest.....or sugar shack.....for Valentine's Day.....
And President's Day will be coming up...
St. Patrick's Day.....Easter.......think I better start picking up some candy)))