Her first thought is to make a cake so that all her classmates can eat it! After much discussion on alternative ways to build the castle, we finally decide that we will make it out of gingerbread. I commit myself to the baking of the gingerbread and my husband takes the task of the construction with Kendall's help of course.
We start by doing a little research and let me tell you- there are alot of talented people out there! I was impressed with all the tips. Larry made my templates and I spent a day and a half baking and mixing "royal icing" http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/royal-icing-i/Detail.aspx which is the glue to hold it all together.
We covered the cardboard with green painters tape to make it look like grass. The area surrounding the castle was water, so we used blue fruit rollups to serve as the water. Kendall enjoyed putting the finishing details with the water in the well in the courtyard, sweettarts as handles for the door and goldfish swimming in the moat.