At the beginning of the week I decided that we were going to make some type of gingerbread structure this weekend. I was on a local moms forum and saw pictures of a great looking gingerbread train and thought it looked really neat and my kids would love it. So I did a search online and came across www.familyfun.com, you can go there and find all the information on making a gingerbread train. They give instruction to make the gingerbread dough, templates to print and cut out for the train and directions on how to make the "glue". I started on Thursday and mixed one batch of dough and refridgerated it overnight. Then yesterday I made another batch in the early afternoon and then refridgerated that one. While that one was refridgerating I cut out all the pieces and made what I could from the first batch of dough. Last night I finished baking all the pieces and sorted them out. They didn't come out great and mistakes were made which can be expected when you have kids lurking around trying to see what you are doing.
I used a cookies cutter for the circles!
This afternoon after running errands with the family we came back I mixed the "glue"
and put it in bags.
Since the boys were napping and Malaina was watching TV I put the train together, I didn't totally get to finish before Anthoney woke and wanted to help.
The kids had a blast decorating it and now my house smells so yummy!! Although this isn't edible because we used Royal Icing as the "glue".