Baking Week: Candy Houses

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21 kids.
4 moms.
1 fellowship hall.
2 kinds of pretzels.
3 batches of royal icing.
8 boxes of graham crackers.
several hundred pieces of candy.

Christmas bliss.

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  1. Jacqueline Strawder says:

    How cute are they? ….the houses and the kids …what buttercream, candy fun…..a slice of heaven!

  2. I did this one year with my kids and the hardest part for me was finding a variety of candy for them to decorate with without breaking the bank. I love seeing some of the creative food items used – pretzels and cereals. I will keep that in mind for next time we make our graham cracker houses!

  3. Great photos Mary! It certainly was a fun time! So glad we did it!

  4. Very fun, Mary. [:-)

  5. What fun! Thanks for sharing the fun that you’ve had.

  6. That looks SO fun! Can I ask what kind of camera you are using? I love the quality of your blog pictures!

    • I just last spring got a used Canon 40D, which I LOOOOOVE! Thanks so much–I am just now getting decent at using the manual settings, but I still have tons to learn.


  7. Such a good time! I love them! My kids are crazy about this project too!

  8. We do these houses every year for my mom’s family Christmas. We compete with each other too and win silly prizes like Spaghetti-o’s and fun baked goods. Most of the adults participate also. We look forward to it every year.

  9. Looks like so much fun! very creative and colorful.

  10. That looks like so much fun