Saturday, December 19, 2009

The KISS (Gingerbread) Army

I have friends who have three little boys, two of them really like KISS. For Christmas I had the idea to make KISS gingerbread men. It wasn't a roaring success but it wasn't a complete fail either. For the gingerbread I used this recipe from Martha. Pretty easy to make, after chilling the first roll was hard and caused the dough to crack, but once it softened a little it was much easier to roll out. Probably my only regret is not mixing up my own icing and using piping tools. I bought Wilton Sparkle Icing and it's gel-like and hard to control. Paul's the only one that really turned out well, everyone else was kind of hard to do. I'd love to try this again and use real icing/piping tools. The kids knew who they were supposed to be though so that was nice (the bottom 'plain' one was for the non-KISS lover in the family). Speaking of cool gingerbread go see NotMartha's fabulous gingerbread Partridge in a Pear Tree and her tiny, mug-side gingerbread houses, so pretty and clever!

2 comments:

pinkstripes said...

OMG! I love them! And I'm not even a KISS fan.

spike. said...

best gingerbread men ever!! Love them