Seuss Gingerbread House III: the Decoration

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.  Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.

-Dr. Seuss

Our idea for the Seuss house stemmed from the fact that we saw “Seussical: The Musical” the day after Christmas.  The audience was filled with kids who were cracking up at the silly costumes and dance moves, but the message underlying the whole story spoke to me, too–“a person’s a person, no matter how small”.  Seems like a good moral to base our baking extravaganza on, right?

Here’s another piece of our inspiration:

The whole family got involved in decorating (I was also making stuffed cabbage in the kitchen at the same time…mmm that recipe comes later):

Some of Eber’s artistic elements that really made the Seuss theme come alive:

And finally, here’s the house itself:

It was dark out by the time we finished decorating, so we had quite a set-up going as we attempted to get some good photos:

Lastly, the men included a tiny set of fairy lights inside all three levels of the house (that’s why there’s an electric cord running out of the back of the house), so it could be lit up at night:

Beautiful, isn’t it?  This was an incredibly fun and adventurous three-day process, and I really suggest you try it next year!  Maybe starting out less ambitious would have been good, because we set the bar really high for future houses, but we have a few ideas…

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6 responses to “Seuss Gingerbread House III: the Decoration

  1. this is INSANE!!! i can’t even imagine attempting to make something so beautiful 🙂 did you eat any of it? i wouldn’t be able to after all that hard work!

    • thanks and no! well…Fritz just ate a flower but I couldn’t even think about touching it–and I’m also so sick of sweets with all the leftover icing, gingerbread, and candy that we ate WHILE we were making it 🙂

  2. Hannah

    Yay! Fantastic job and great pictures. I don’t see any peanut m&m’s anywhere – did Fritz eat them all first? Miss you guys – have a happy new year!

  3. Ilze

    beautiful! I am so impressed!

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