Christy, Colin, Jess, a few other friends, and I spent an evening building ginger bread houses. We were all bogged down with the crunch right before the holidays at work, and no one had time to bake proper ginger bread. So, we used ginger bread house kits, which while not tasting so good, did let us get right down to building. Actually, considering the amount of candy sitting around, it probably was a good thing the ginger bread wasn't tasty - I probably would have had twice the stomach ache afterwards.
Gluing the ginger bread together with molten-sugar from a hot-glue gun works amazingly well, as seen here in Candy Towers Built with a Molten-Sugar Hot-Glue Gun and Gluing a gingersnap cottage (like a nerd). It's way better than icing, and allowed Colin to make an 8-sided "modern ginger bread house" that concluded the evening when we smashed it while playing catch. Christy won the award for most obsessive compulsive house.
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