The mixer is roaring in the Cougar Kitchen. We’ve got several batches of royal icing ready to go.
The piping bags are folded down and ready to go.
The icing is scraped into bag filling it no more than halfway full.
The rings are tightened on the coupler and the tips are pipe crazy for gingerbread.
Extra icing must be stored with a damp towel to keep from hardening.
The students choose a cake board and discover some pieces are cracked, an oopsy.
The more icing or we call glue, the better to hold down the pieces on the board.
Students found out that jars and cans work well for stabilizing pieces until hardened and dry.
Some student choose cans to hold the roof together.
Even pasta boxes work for stability.
Zion’s group did a great patch work job on their roof and guess what? It held up for the entire construction! Way to improvise and go with the flow guys. Love the picket fence.
One by one houses are going up with sides, gable and a roof.
It’s interesting to see how one group chose to mold the roof first and then attach it to the house.
They had a few difficulties with the cracks in the foundation and look who’s in the blue lagoon.
This group put a
little lot too much icing on the roof.
Unfortunately it looked like the big bad wolf had blown it down by third period.
Mrs. Brown decided to reconstruct it as best as she could scrape off the dried excess icing with an offset spatula and using lots of stability for the heavy structure.
Got candy? Yes, second period has plenty!!
This is all four one house, can you believe it?
They had plenty to create some side scenes. Remember the eight reindeer?
Here’s comes Dasher, Dancer, Prancer…Rudolph.
The roof is coming along nicely.
The windows were adorned with flattened gum drops and the patio is melted starlight mints.
Most houses went up easily while a few struggled with the pausing/drying process and tried too quickly.
After trial and error, we had some unique creations.
Check out the hershey kisses on this house and I was worried it might fall, but NOPE it held up perfectly. Way to go Austin, the master creator.Here is the final creation and a lovely side scene.
Rebecca and America are doing a smashing cute job.
Students learned how to work together.
Students learned the importance of try, trying again (this house fell a time or two).
Students learned how to critically think.
Students practiced details and brainstorming.
This is Cougar’s Kitchen First Annual Gingerbread Creations and a learning experience I will repeat.
Look out for close-up interviews with the groups sharing what they learned, liked and would do differently. We’ll post these shortly.