It was the week before Christmas when all through the kitchen things didn’t go as planned and created some friction!
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So in the spirit of keeping it real, we’re dishing today about life. Just as it happens. And in this case, we’re sharing about our attempt at creating something like this adorable gingerbread camper, which turned into what one could only dub an EPIC FAIL.
Everything started out so well, too! This gingerbread dough recipe came together beautifully. It was a cinch to mix, roll, cut, and then bake.
Then whipping up this gingerbread “glue” was quick as a lick. (Although I had to keep telling the little elves no licking allowed!)
But once the materials entered the assembly line, it was clear they skirted inspection and were not up to code. It started with a roof collapse, which my little elves and I quickly decided was really just the perfect opportunity for a sunroof:
And then we decided that this vintage camper must have been an early toy hauler design, given the way the back end just flopped right open:
But of course I neglected to add sway control during the construction phase, and you can see the consequences of that decision:
Perhaps all my problems really began because I had not yet secured the hitch to the frame:
So there you have it: What NOT to do when creating a gingerbread camper. Now what to do with all the candy I picked up for the gingerbread camper decorations? I’m sure the elves have some ideas:
In all seriousness, if I had to do this over again, I would have opted for a square/rectangle camper and steered clear of the curved design on my first try. Getting the gingerbread to curve without breaking was a bit much for a novice like me.
Or perhaps what I really should have done is head to the store: For only $4.99, this Wilton gingerbread camper kit seems like the way to go! Or there’s even the Trailer Park Santa version for only a few more dollars. Live and learn. 🙂 Merry Christmas!