One of my favorite, and longest traditions with David has been to make a gingerbread house every Christmas season. We’ve done it since my freshman year of college – so this marks our NINTH year. Holy crap – quick way to feel superrr old. But, this has been such a long standing and fun tradition for us. We usually play a Christmas movie in the background, and share lots and lots of laughs. Obviously this is something we want to continue with Noah. But, with the challenges of his allergies, I knew I would be nervous buying a pre-assembled kit like normal. We are a family that does not buy anything if it was manufactured in the same facility as peanuts/tree nuts. With many of the kits including candy, icing, etc. from different places, I knew it wouldn’t be super easy to find a safe kit. SO, I decided to switch it up this year, and I am proud to say it was a total success. This year we decided to make…a sugar cube IGLOO. So. Cute.
This was a super cute, and fun way for continue our tradition, while still including our sweet boy! Can’t wait to see how we switch it up in the coming years!
What You Need:
- Cake Board (from Party supply store) – we used just a festive platter for this year!
- A bowl – something round, as this will be the basis for the shape of your igloo
- Safe White icing – recipe below
- 1-2 boxes of sugar cubes
- powdered sugar/pearl sugar/or snowflake sprinkles
- Four marshmallows
- Two toothpicks
- Fruit roll-up or any other gummie decorations of your choosing!
We used powdered sugar for “snow” to cover the ground area. And used Dots to add some decoration! We then made a couple of marshmallow snowmen to add to the scene! Simply put two large marshmallows on a toothpick (we had to cut the toothpicks slightly to get them to stand). Then use strips of fruit roll-ups, or something similar to create scarves, or any other accessories. I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips for eyes, which was super difficult, and then caved to using a sharpie for the nose and mouth! Get creative! I think next year when Noah gets older we will focus more on decorating and let him use his imagination!
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 TBS Rice Milk
- 2 tsp. Light Corn Syrup
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar and rice milk on low until it’s well combined and no lumps.