Thursday, December 15, 2016

Building A Gingerbread Train

I enjoy building gingerbread houses, trains,ugly sweaters and more each holiday season. This year I choose to buy all ready made kits. All I had to do was put them together. I choose a "Gingerbread Train Kit" and a "Gingerbread Doghouse kit". I still have to put the "Gingerbread Doghouse Kit" together. I'll tell you more about that in another post. 

The kit came with everything you see in the photo. It had frosting, candy decorations and gingerbread pieces for the train. 

Some pieces we had to break apart. Some pieces had extra gingerbread that had to be broken off. At least non of the pieces were broken.

There was candy dots of different colors, different colored gum drops, green icing and blue and white tiny snowflakes. Plus, two frosting nozzles included for the white frosting.

I was able to use the tray the gingerbread pieces came on to help set up the train. It was a big help in keeping all the pieces in place long enough to set up. Before I could decorate.

I took a better part of the night decorating the Christmas Gingerbread Train. The next day my son, his fiance' and my 2 year old grandson came over. Next time I seen the train it had candy pieces missing from it. It did not stand a chance. It did not last 24 hours before my daughter or my grandson was eating from the train. 

Lesson Learned

That teaches me I better get a full picture of the completed train before anyone comes over. No matter how late I stay up decorating it. I will remember that when decorating the "Gingerbread Doghouse Kit".

Other articles you maybe interested in learning about Gingerbread :

Have you made a gingerbread house or anything gingerbread this holiday season?If not, are you planning to?

Photos taken by and © belong to Sandy KS aka rusty2rusty.


  1. Looks like a really cute idea and a little different than a gingerbread house....I like it.

  2. No I have never made one but you made me smile when you said they ate your train :)

  3. Have never made one! Love the idea of a kit, in my wheelhouse...

    1. The kit was easy to put together. The icing took a few times to figure how to make the icicles.

  4. We did gingerbread decorating a number of years with my kids and the cousins. Always lots of fun, great pictures, and lasting memories!

  5. I need one of these! They always look so fun to make...and to eat, haha! :)

    Lizzie xx

    1. There are a bunch of fun to make and eat. It is a good bonding experience with the family too.


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