Remember the gingerbread houses we made a few weeks ago? We had two houses sitting on the counter and today was the day that I decided I was done looking at them. My plan was to toss them in the garbage. Sometimes the plan doesn’t go as well as I hope… this was one of those times. I wanted to keep the plate, but couldn’t get the house off of the plate.
I figured the only way to get it off was to try to melt the frosting that was holding it down. I grabbed a cup of boiling hot water and poured it into the base on the plate.
The gingerbread house now has a flooding problem.
I did it to both houses.
Then after about 10 minutes I was able to pull the house off of the plate. The water didn’t melt the icing it just made the actual gingerbread soft enough to pull the house off. What a mess.
I spent the next 20 or so minutes running hot water over the plates and scrapping the icing off. Lesson learned. I will never build the houses on a plate again… ever! I am now wondering why I have never heard anyone say “I ate a gingerbread house today”? Does anyone actually eat them? How much gingerbread is wasted during the holidays? I am sure there are starving children somewhere that would appreciate those houses but this is not their lucky year.