This is our fifth year participating in a fundraiser for our local Boys & Girls Club. We create a Gingerbread building, donate it and it is raffled off to the public.
The Club provides the board for the base.
This year I remembered to paint it first which helps give it a nicer finish.
We have been focused on farms for the past two months so it made sense to create a gingerbread farm. The toy barn was used to make a pattern for the
The children painted the sides with red frosting and decorated the roof
We made gingerbread animals; cows, horses, chickens and a dog. The haystacks and trees were made with melted marshmallows, corn flakes and shredded wheat.
Time to put it altogether. Tootsie rolls and pretzels worked for a fence.
We added a pumpkin patch.
Then covered the surface with brown frosting before adding the animals.
It was very tempting to want to pick off the candies while we assembled.
A bird’s eye view gives you a glimpse of all the animals and plants we saw
at the farms we visited this fall.
A thank you to the three farms that allowed us to visit.