After the previous post about "Ye Olde Sugar Wafer Castle," I got an e-mail from Yumster Philly. She sent these awesome pictures of a castle her Grandmom had created, along with an original magazine article on how to make this fantasy structure. How cool is that?So on Day 2 of the Dreaded Winter Break (as opposed to the Dreaded Spring Break which will occur in just a few more weeks), the Sugar Baby and I headed to the grocery store with nothing but an empty cart and a sense of wild abandon in the candy aisle. We bought sugar wafers and gumdrops, licorice and Puckerooms, Vienna Fingers and vanilla wafers. I unearthed some Smarties, lollipops and ice cream cones out of the closet.
We started by ingesting as much as we possibly could until our stomachs hurt, then we got to work.
Two hours later, Voila! A sugary sweet hot mess.Some things I learned along the way:
- Use frosting like most normal people would. Yes, for some bizarre reason, I initially started gluing the sugar wafers onto a shoe box with Elmer's. Why glue, you ask? I don't know. Even the Sugar Baby questioned my decision. Frosting works so much better.
- Have a vision before you start. Otherwise, you'll end up with something that looks like it was crafted by Antoni Gaudi.
- And, most importantly, eat lunch first.