There’s no place like home. In the movie The Wizard of Oz a tornado comes and lifts Dorothy’s house and it lands on the Wicked Witch of the East. I thought it would be cool for the party guests to decorate and build houses made out of sugar cookies as they first arrived at the party.
It was a lot of fun decorating the houses but took a little longer than expected–so plan plenty of time for everyone to finish their creations. There are seven pieces to this cookie house: 2 long walls, 2 peaked walls, 2 roof pieces, and a door. There are also chimney pieces but I didn’t include those. You can find homemade gingerbread house patterns on the internet. I used an old family pattern. Royal icing works best as the glue and have several bags for the guests to share so there isn’t too much waiting. Set out plenty of candy in bowls too. I wrapped aluminum foil around cardboard circles for the finished houses to go on. And my crew assembled the houses after the frosting had a chance to set for a while and the girls were off doing another activity. Black and white legs made out of fondant were tucked underneath the house to make it look like it had fallen on the witch.
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