The Castle – Sat 1st Nov 2014

By | November 1, 2014

It’s done, the homework that’s been a family effort, that we’ve been working on all week.

The task was to build a castle and it was the last three words that T wrote in his planner that got me thinking…”can be edible”.

Images of a castle with biscuit bricks presented themselves and I think at first T would have been happy with a shoe box effort but he’s really pleased with the finished result, as we all are.

Here it was at the start:

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Part way through, the towers are shortbread biscuits with a circular biscuit on the top, all held together with melted white chocolate:

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And today, inside and out. D has helped by drawing shields and swords on paper which have been stuck on with melted chocolate, they’re the only things that aren’t edible.

The iced gems are meant to be little soldiers’ heads poking out over the walls, ish.

Grass and stones made from chocolate and crumbled up biscuits, pathway and little windows:

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If there’d been more time I’d have made the covering grey but it’s all taken time to allow things to dry and set.

Hopefully it will get to school in one piece (next challenge being transporting it on the school coach) and if they get hungry in the lesson…well, hopefully it’s tastier than cardboard.

A bit of a Magic Moment that it’s done and a bit of an SSAmazingAchievement too because it’s been a team effort.


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Fiona on 1st November 2014 at 9:10 pm.

Wow, that looks amazing! Well done to you all.

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Jeannette on 2nd November 2014 at 12:03 pm.

Thank you, it’s been fun to do and a real team effort 🙂

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Anne on 1st November 2014 at 10:25 pm.

Fantastic! I’d give T an A+ for that. I love biscuits though, if we made something like that we’d probably eat more than we built with 🙂

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Jeannette on 2nd November 2014 at 12:05 pm.

Thanks, just hoping it makes it to school in one piece, resisting the urge to keep adding to it!

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jollyjillys on 3rd November 2014 at 9:07 am.

Hope it makes it to school ok and on this wet morning

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Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:36 pm.

Thanks, amazingly it got there okay and back home again 🙂

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Emma Day (Crazy with Twins) on 5th November 2014 at 1:47 pm.

Mmm looks tasty! I’d be eating bits on the way there!

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Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:36 pm.

It smelt lovely with all that frosting, very tempting!

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Caroline on 5th November 2014 at 2:45 pm.

Wow what a fab castle!! Very well done to you all for the team effort and it looks so tasty too, yum! xx

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Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:37 pm.

Thanks, it was a fun thing to do but it did take over a bit 😉

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bettynz on 5th November 2014 at 9:15 pm.

Such a fun way to spend time together!

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Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:38 pm.

It was fun, nice for the children to work together 🙂

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Bianca Avelino on 5th November 2014 at 11:36 pm.

What a great memory making event! 🙂

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Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:38 pm.

Thanks, it was fun to do 🙂

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