Monday, November 1, 2010

VeganMoFo IV: Never Trust a Pig Farm and a Smile


Happy World Vegan Day!!!!  Another VeganMoFo has begun!  I am super duper excited this time around because I will finally be doing video!  Now, everybody can see my stupid face and hear my voice.  Awesome!

As the season of vegan blogging begins, I'm already feeling frazzled.  I'm currently typing on three hours of sleep.  Anybody who tells you that building a gingerbread house is fun...they're lying.  Or maybe they just employed child labor.  Seeing as how my dogs don't have opposable thumbs, I spent way too many hours building a gingerbread barn by myself.  The fun part is definitely decorating.  The not-so-fun part is all the royal icing and waiting for things to dry.

This, my friends, is my last year doing gingerbread of any kind.  It's just too much work.  But this is definitely my favorite one yet.  Why?  Molding marzipan detached limbs is just as fun as it sounds.  So I present to you...Haunted Gingerbread 2010: Serial Killer Pig Farm.
front of barn, back of barn
side of house, marzipan pig, jack-o-lantern dots, front door
To make the house,  I used the PPK gingerbread recipe.  I got the template from Ultimate Gingerbread.  The house is sitting on a chocolate cake (from Papa Tofu) and I used the same frosting as last year.  For decoration I used black Twizzlers, Dots, Sweet Tarts, pretzels, colored coconut, and marzipan.  I think my favorite part was shaping the little piggies of death!  I have never worked with marzipan before but it's really so much fun.  Now, for close ups of the carnage.  I even carved little fingers and toes into the dismembered body parts.  Isn't it fun to take a cute concept and make it completely morbid?!  Haha.

tons of gore
don't trust these pigs at all
I can has HANDburger?
In my best Cryptkeeper voice: Well, that's all for now, kiddies!  See you tomorrow, boys and ghouls.  Bahahahahahahahaha.

47 comments:

Mihl said...

Such an awesome post, great start for Vegan MoFo!

Sarah P said...

THAT IS AWESOME! I love the little piggies--the first one, the one who isn't even eating body parts, looks so evil!

Hannah said...

Holy crap! I'm so impressed! My mom and I used to make gingerbread houses, but I've been way too intimidated to do it since going vegan 1,000 years ago. (So dumb, I know. I don't know why I'm so scared of vegan royal icing)

This looks amazing! I feel like it's totally doable now. Good work, and happy World Vegan Day!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

That is beyond awesome, Mo! It's so creepy! Heehee! I can has handburger? :D

I love those cute little piggies! I won't trust them though! Evil little things!

Gingerbread houses are so much work! Whenever I tell Mr. Wing-It that dinner should be something quick and easy because I don't feel like cooking, he'll say: a gingerbread house! That loon!

Happy MoFo! Happy World Vegan Day!

Becky said...

Love this!! what great detail. My b-day is on Halloween, so I always love when people get into the spirit of the day :)

Andrea said...

Wow — impressively creepy and gross! I've only made one gingerbread house that was super simple, but it convinced me not to make any more. You are a master gingerbread-carpenter for sure.

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

That seems like so much work. If i liked gingerbread; I'd probably try out the recipe still though...and make kids help.

jessy said...

that's one helluva way to kick off Vegan MoFo, Monique! so awesome! the little piggies of death = the best, and i am imagining now how much fun molding marzipan detached limbs is. w00t! wow - a gingerbread house is crazy extensive - i don't know if i have the patience to make one. you're too rock'n to make one, especially one so glorious! :D looking forward to more of your MoFo posts, and happy Vegan MoFo to you!

BunzOfCinnamon said...

I freaking love it! How awesome is that house?!?!? I mean, killer pig barn!!

Jeni Treehugger said...

THIS IS AWESOME MO!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Happy MoFo'ing buddy.
xx

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Lacey-Definitely don't make this unless there are kids around. It's so frickin' labor intensive. Last year one of my walls shattered and I almost cried. Haha.

panda with cookie said...

Heh heh. You are awesome.

Kiersten said...

I love your gingerbread house! I admire your attention to detail also. The few times I made a gingerbread house I just ended up getting frustrated. Can't wait to see what else you make for MoFo this year!

dreaminitvegan said...

Check you out! That is so so cute!!! Kudos to you my fellow blogger.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I love your haunted gingerbread house!

phoenixdreaming said...

Wow, creepy.
I haven't made a gingerbread house since I was ten or something, but this is some real inspiration!
Happy MoFo! :D

caribbeanvegan said...

You started with a bang Mo...I love the house and all the work you put into it.It looks great..I cannot wait to see the vid.

rach said...

Looove this!

Mandee said...

Woh, that looks AWESOME! I love the cute-evil piggies the most :D

And I can't wait for Mo-videos!

Erin said...

Incredible! My favorite part is the pigs too!

vegga said...

Hahaha! Good heavens, I love this. Too awesome for words.

a-k said...

The amount of work involved in gingerbread houses has prevented me from wanting to make them too... but yours looks awesome! I love the killer pigs ;-)

Elisabeth said...

WOW! Creepy and cute at the same time!

Rachel Hallows said...

Amazing!

Michelle said...

Wow wow, way to start MoFo off with a bang! I'm with you on Gingerbread houses; they are fun to look at, but a pain in the arse to piece together! This is a pretty epic house you made!

Rose said...

That is one awesome gingerbread house...the piggies are so cute!

I'm looking forward to your MoFo postings! Videos sound like fun!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

that's some dedication! Wow..

organarchy said...

Dang! What an amazing kickoff for Vegan MoFo!

Happy World Vegan Day & MoFo'ing!

cadryskitchen.com said...

Fantastic house! I love all of the gory details!

kittee said...

i am going to have dreams of the handburglar tonight. and those pigs are cute, i don't care if they're trustworthy or not.

xo
kittee

mindstride said...

RYC: Thanks a lot, it certainly feels like a victory.

As for your piggies... they are too adorable. Vicious piggies have never been so cute. Looking forward to tomorrow's post!

John McDevitt said...

WHOA, too cool!!! Nice job :)

hell-yeah-it-s-vegan said...

Holy crap, that is so cute. I love the dismembered body parts, but that's just me. Nice work!

pacificoutpost said...

This is awesome! Marzipan + gingerbread + cake + untrustworthy little piggies? Yes, please. Way to stick with it and see your gingerbread vision to fruition.

tofuparty said...

Amazing. And funny :-) Must have been a lot of work.

Falovi said...

Oh I love gingerbread houses! It reminds me of my childhood so much. My mother always made quite an ambitious one each year which involved a lot of planning and I always loved to see her put it together. Maybe I'll make one myself this year! Your's is pretty amazing by the way :)

Seglare said...

What an impressive (and scary) gingerbread house! You must have put so much work into it. Oh and isn't forming marzipan figures so relaxing? I loved every second of forming pumpkins (less imagination = less fun) and mean worms and witches (more fun) this weekend. :)

You also made me crave my very favorite holiday treat, gingerbread dough. I have been trying to resist making it until closer to Christmas - but November is close enough, right..? ;)

Luciana said...

This is officially my favorite gingerbread house ever! I've been thinking about making for the first time this year. I wonder if the neighbors will donate their kids for some manual labor.

Kimberly said...

I love your evil little pigs. Such genius! Happy VeganMoFo!

sara said...

LOVE the evil pink piggies! i was like "aww, so cute...wait...what are they eating?"

Bibbity Bobbity Boo said...

That is pretty awesome. :)

Lauren said...

The piggies are just killing me.

urban vegan said...

Too cute! And creepy ;)

MeShell said...

Haunted Gingerbread 2010: Serial Killer Pig Farm!!! AMAZING. I love that little house. Totally creepy and clever.

You make me want to make something like this... :D

Michelle said...

OMG...I love it. You did an awesome job!!!

amy said...

you broke the cute/gore-ometer! that house defies the laws of nature.

Not A Rabbit said...

Incredible! This is the first gingerbread barn I've ever seen, but it's by far the best gingerbread anything, EVER! *LOVE*

The little man eating piggies are so funny! *Mmm, Handburgers!*

You are amazing, Mo! Wow. So much hard work!

(I enjoyed this post SO much! Sorry it took me so long to catch up with you again - MoFo madness had begun and I'm so behind already!).