Ginger Bread Camper

I'm more excited than a seagull with a french fry about this Ginger Bread kit.

Its a Ginger Bread Camper!

I seen these online last month. After visiting every Walmart in town, I failed to find one. I saw plenty of gingerbread houses, trains and even ninja men. However, the campers were always sold out.

While doing a little grocery shopping the other night at Walmart, I lost my husband in the store. This is not unusual as we both end up going separate ways when we see something we want to look at. After a few minutes, he came around the corner hold nothing more than the gingerbread camper. He knew he found me a piece of gold as he was grinning from ear to ear. I was so excited.
OK I know, It doesn't take much to excite me.

I would normally wait on my daughter to come home to put together a project but I knew this one was a really small task that just one person could handle within a minute or two. 
Pfffhh, It took me an hour!


I have to say, tonight I learned I could never be a cake decorater. Decorating this thing was the hardest thing Ive done in a while. The icing would dry faster than I could spread it. It fell apart about three times beacause I don't follow instructions well, and the fact that I have the patience of a three year old. However, I had fun. 

I will let it sit out through Christmas.

What ya think? Cute huh?

I sent my daughter a photo and her response.....
" hahaha, Its pitiful but cute".

Do people really eat these things? Not me. I do not like the taste of ginger bread. Had it been a chocolate chip camper? It would only last long enough to take a photo.

Have you ever made a gingerbread house? 


  1. Oh what fun.
    I am with you. I really, really don't like gingerbread. My partner does though.
    (And I couldn't be a cake decorator either, love your effort.)

  2. Ginger bread was not a biggy around our house, but I have always liked the sound, and enjoyed seeing them. I have never seen the GB camper in my life. I love it, 'tis cute.

    I love your descriptive style. i.e. the Seagull with a FF and the patience of a 3 yr old. Been there with that patience thing and instructions. Ha!

    But me'n a bunch of folks are surprised you 'ain't no cake decorator!' I thought that was a given. But then I wouldn't have said what your daughter said either. LOL But for camper lovers it is beautiful!!!!

    I missed the whole point when I saw the title, I thought somehow you were doing gingerbread over a campfire, at times I don't pay attention to details.
    Love from Florida (71* outside)

  3. I've never seen one of those before

  4. Oh my gosh, Lisa, that is just perfect for you!!!!

  5. That's really cute!!

  6. Mat's Ma meally mute mand munny minger mead mobile mome .
    (Excuse me. I was eating my trailer Ginger bread people)

  7. I tried to make one once with a kit like yours, but not a camper. It is a lot harder than it looks and I had the same trouble as you. : )
    It is really cute!
    I love gingerbread!!

  8. Ditto on what your daughter said..(ha)....but it really is cute. I would be happy to set it out at my house on Christmas Eve when all my family is here. They would love, of course, I WANT ONE...I love Gingerbread, warm with butter but not the cardboard kind that comes in these kits...

  9. I think it is MUCH BETTER than pitiful. LOVE IT.

  10. I love it. In fact, I'm going to look for one for us.

    1. Ok Rick. They at Walmart They are not in the bakery section. They are on the isle of foodie gift sets.