Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

As I mentioned in my Gingerbread House Day post, my plans to decorate a cookie house with my niece fell through, so I drafted my friend Mike to help me in the endeavor.

Here are some highlights

Mike: So I’m filling in for an eight year old?

Amanda: Exactly.

Mike: Good, because that’s about my skill level.

Amanda: We have that in common. But there’s a kit. I mean, how hard can it be?


Mike: Ok, this first step isn’t too bad. The icing is like a glue, and the pieces fit together in the grooves.

Amanda: No problem.




Mike: What are you doing there?

Amanda: I’m making icicles.

Mike: Is that what those are?

Amanda: Of course. What do they look like?

Mike: You don’t want me to answer that.

Candy House 5

Amanda: Now we just fill in the little grooves. It’s like staying in the lines in a coloring book.

Mike: Are you good at staying in the lines in a coloring book?

Amanda: No. Are you?

Mike: Definitely not.

Amanda: We’ll take turns.


Amanda: Let’s just follow the pattern on the box.

Mike: Easy enough.

Amanda: Wait, are we off on the pattern? How did that happen?

Mike: Um, it’s kind of hard to tell where the candy goes. Maybe it’s because we didn’t stay in the lines.

Amanda: Entirely possible. Um…ok, so it’s a little abstract. That’s cool.


Mike: Are you eating the chocolate chips?

Amanda: No. Yes. Just a couple.

Mike: What if we run out?

Amanda: I have some M&Ms around here somewhere. We could use those.

Mike: Or we could use the chocolate chips and you could eat the M&Ms.

Amanda: Shut up.


Mike: Well, it’s…finished.

Amanda: It doesn’t exactly look like the box, but it isn’t too bad. Especially from across the room.

Mike: It looks pretty good for a couple of eight year olds.

Amanda: Yeah, let’s go with that.


Note: That last image was a great idea from John, an awesome fellow blogger. Gnomezilla is very interested in my creation. Lol.

gingerbread house

What holiday activities have you done lately?




27 thoughts on “Adventures in Edible Decorations (Blogmas Day 15)

  1. Lacie Elder says:

    I love this, it made me laugh so much and it looks amazing!

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      During the process we thought we were messing everything up, but when we stepped back and looked at the finished product we thought we’d actually done a decent job. This is going on my annual holiday activity list.


      1. Lacie Elder says:

        I’m doing mine next week! Cant wait

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      2. Amanda Cade says:

        Looking forward to seeing pictures!


      3. Lacie Elder says:

        Keep you eyes out!

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  2. dansantosbookreviews says:

    Funny! You guys sounded like a comedy team. 🤣

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amanda Cade says:

      Mike is one of those people who sees the humor in everything, even more than I do. It’s one of many reasons we get along.

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  3. Sounds like such a fun time making your gingerbread house. 😀

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  4. kagould17 says:

    Ha Ha. Good Christmas fun. Our kids got us to try one of these as an adult. It was fun and like yours, ours looked better from across the room, if we took our glasses off. Christmas is the time for the young at heart. Thanks for sharing. Allan

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I’m definitely going to make another one next year.

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  5. Looks absolutely delicious. Nice job putting it together 😀

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      The kit made it easy. I’m a long way from being able to start from scratch…but maybe in a few years. Definitely a fun activity.

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  6. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I feel a movie idea coming from this post……

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      Gnomezilla versus Cookietown?

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I didn’t even know that gnomes were tasty!

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  7. This is hilarious. It’s all about the journey

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      Absolutely. And this looks much better than my cakeslide back in March. Lol

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  8. I love it!! This is exactly how our process goes!!

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      No skills but lots of fun?

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  9. This is my favorite Blogsmas post you did so far. I always wanted to build a gingerbread house.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amanda Cade says:

      You should try it. It was a lot of fun.

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  10. alexraphael says:

    This is my favourite post in ages! The dialogue was brilliant and could totally picture you guys trying to build it together. And the pictures totally added to the impact. Well done to you both!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amanda Cade says:

      Thank you! We had a great time. 🙂


      1. alexraphael says:

        I had a great time reading it!

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