Survive This – Attack of the Ninjabread Men! (Survival Saturday)

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This is not our usual Survival Saturday kind of post. We were over at the McBombfunk’s and Mrs B had a gingerbread kit from Christmas, so we decided to make that. It was quite the ordeal to be honest.  There is a reason I’m not a cook.

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How awesome does that look? Wicked cool…

 

So the adventure began when I started reading the directions. It called for room temp butter. I told Mrs Bombfunk to microwave some, as it was all in the fridge. We melted it right down to liquid. Then the measuring cups they owned had lines halfway up the cup and I thought that was the line. So once I combined all the ingredients it was supposed to be all clumpy together. Instead, it was still just fine flour not really sticking together. Turns out the properties of room temp butter is VERY different from melted butter. Plus, I had used half the amount of water and honey called for.  We finally got it straightened out and ready to shape.

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Thank goodness for plastic!

 

I hadn’t rolled the gingerbread out as thin as I was supposed to, so we ended up with only 6 Ninjabread men instead of 12. And one of them had a “slight” head injury due to my thumb accidentally squashing him when I pushed him out of the mold. But overall, considering the trouble I’d had with putting it all together, they looked like they were on the attack and ready to take on anyone.

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The Special Ed Class version of Ninjas. Poor guys, it was all my fault and it gets even better!

 

While they were baking I put together the frosting/glazing. Well, those darn measuring cups fooled me again only this time it was in the opposite direction and the glazing turned out very milky instead of firming up.

Then the fun began.

Besides the frosting, there was also a bag of hard candy little beads to be used as eyes, etc.  Here’s how everything turned out.

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Poor Ninjabread Men, they didn’t ask for THIS…

 

 

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“Special” Ed and his friend George

 

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Glazed goatees are all the rage these days among Ninjas

 

 

 

 

And if that wasn’t enough, we were trying for a stealth Ninja but he kind of turned into a Sad Clown Ninja.

 

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Cthulhu Ninja Clown is SAD 😦

 

The actual gingerbread was pretty good but the glazing was too sweet and the little hard candies were almost inedible. Mrs B ate her’s like this:

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The Black Knight of Ninjabread Men. He’s still got his goatee!  and a belly button….

 

Once it was all said and done, we had fun. If I’d been trying for serious pictures it would have been an epic fail, but like I said, there is a reason I’m not a top chef with my own tv show.  Bookstooge Ramsay I am not!

 

 

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52 thoughts on “Survive This – Attack of the Ninjabread Men! (Survival Saturday)

  1. Haha, that looks like a lot of fun! I think I need ninja cookie cutters in my life. (To be fair, there are plenty of cookie recipes in which if you melt the butter all the way, it ends up just fine. Then sometimes, it doesn’t. I almost always forget to take the butter out to get it to room temp first lol.)

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        1. I had to go look up who he was, but after reading his little wiki, that makes perfect sense. That is the kind of thing that 2 generations ago (from me) would have been passed on in the kitchen by example in growing up. Skills come and go…

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    1. They weren’t bad. I actually ate some of the chilled cookie dough before baking and that was good. They were thicker than normal so once cooked were still soft, which Mrs B and I both liked. We’re not fans of crunchy cookies…

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      1. Hahaha, thats fine by me 😋 Besides, what is in it that isnt. Just the butter (which would be easy to replace) and the candythingies (which weren’t nice anyway).
        I don’t care about what other people eat. You do you. And you had fun, jeey

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  2. I gave a hand scrawled recipe to a friend which involved finely chopped onion and a sliced clove of garlic. The following week I was told the results were inedible – turned out they didn’t know the difference between a clove and a bulb. Sometimes there’s only so much you can do…ROTFL!!

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    1. Oh man! I do know there is a difference, but I can’t remember which is the smaller part off the top of my head 😉
      I’m surprised they weren’t breathing fire after that much garlic!

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  3. LOL those are so cute! Honestly who cares what they look like as long as they taste good! I LOVE gingerbread cookies. LOVE THEM. This totally gives me ideas too for my daughter’s karate class. They threw a Christmas party last year and she wore a shirt there that said “Can’t catch me, I’m the Ninja Bread Man” and the senseis got a kick out of it.

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    1. I ate some of the dough and really liked that. But I’ve always preferred cookie dough to cookies just about any day.

      That is hilarious about your daughter 😀 Is it kenpo karate? If so, what belt has she earned up to?

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        1. *thumbs up*

          Weapons training is a fantastic thing for everyone to learn. It translates over to guns very well, as they’ve already learned respect for a weapon as an object and to not treat them as toys.

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  4. Ahahaha, I’m laughing at this, so cool 😀

    I think I can hear your gingerbread ninjas…? They are screaming ‘please kill me’ 😀

    That sounds like a real fun day though! And I bet they still tasted pretty good!

    I’ve built a freaking gingerbread house a couple of years ago and it was SO fiddly and looked like crap. My mum always made the most beautiful & neat ones for us kids. with trees, fences & little people.. I appreciate it SO MUCH more now 😀

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    1. Yeah, the poor things had to be put out of their misery pretty quick 😀

      I think the last time I made a gingerbread house was back in the late 90’s and we used preformed gingerbread squares? Made it super easy. I don’t think I’d EVER attempt it from scratch, not after this experiment.

      It is amazing what our parents have done for us isn’t it? Sometimes I wonder how they did it all.

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  5. LOL, it really was a survival of the fittest… seems like the gingerbread ninja are not so fit after all 😉
    Btw, I have a similar set in my possession and we love to decorate them for Christmas 😉

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  6. I can remember making gingerbread houses in church youth group (with Diane Sandford, if you remember her, Bookstooge). She was WAY more patient with us than we deserved. And mine always turned out horribly.

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    1. Maybe that can be the theme of the next Shrek film. Gingy the gingerbreadman can lead a loveable but rogue’ish crew of gingerbread man of all types against “something or other” and everyone will laugh and have a good time.

      I’m documenting this idea so I can sue and get rich when it happens.

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