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Monday, August 5, 2013

Drumroll....please!!!

Can I have a drumroll....please!!

The Haunted Gingerbread House Class for this year will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 5:00.

What does this mean??

We have "taught" gingerbread house classes, here at Sweet Memories, for years...and years and years!!!  They are always highly anticipated, well attended and a ton of fun!! To be honest....I could, probably, hold about 10 more if my schedule...and energy....would allow it!! But, the fact of the matter is....these "classes" are, really, more like workshops. I design, bake and construct all of the houses. Then we make a whole bunch of "party food"....rearrange all of the furniture....fill many, many, many bowls with candy....make batch after batch of royal icing....and watch (slightly bleary eyed....) while all of you have the time of your lives decorating the gingerbread houses!! Don't get me wrong...I would NEVER NOT do it....but you can see why I can't do 10 more!!!

Last year...while my amazing family and I were talking about the second year for the "1803 House: A Very Merrie Halloween" event and kicking around ideas....my husband suggested we make a "Haunted Gingerbread House" to display during the event. Of course....us being us (and if you asked them they would rephrase that to "me being me"!!!!) we turned the idea into something even bigger and better!! We added another gingerbread house class....for a "haunted" house....and the houses were put on display at our event!!

It was a huge hit....and I was, as always, very proud of our "students"!! Not only did they do a fantastic job on the houses....they brought them to the event....and then picked them up when it was over (Okay....that was required of them as part of the class....but they did it without complaining!!!) and lots and lots of people were able to enjoy their creations!!

So....drumroll please....it's time to fill that class for this year!!

If you would like to join us here's what you need to know! No experience is necessary. You will be decorating the house with a full team of "professionals" there to help you....(you really won't need us...we just find it helps to tell you that...eases the trepidation!!  Many people think they "can't" do creative things...which is NOT true!!!....) you will need to call the shop and grab a spot. These classes are limited in size and fill up FAST!!!! The cost is $35.00 per house....and that includes food....PARTY food...so come hungry!! If more than one person works on a house there will be a small, additional fee, to cover the food. These will need to be paid in advance....that way we know you are serious....if you can't make it, there are many people on a waiting list that would like to take your spot...so PLEASE be sure you can join us and get the payment in!! And, one last thing, you will need to get the house to the Merrie Halloween event on the morning of October 5th and pick it up, again, at the end of the event...of course this really isn't a hardship....since you will want to be in town to ATTEND the event and then visit Sweet Memories, anyway!!!

If you have any further questions....or, more importantly, would like to sign up....give us a call at the shop and we will take care of everything!! If you can't make it for this class....stay tuned...because the CHRISTMAS gingerbread house dates will be announced soon. We would love for you to join us...it really is a lot of "Sweet Memories" in the making!! (sorry....sometimes I just can't help it!!)

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