Misako always looked forward to early December, time to begin her seasonal project.
First, she drew the intricate patterns carefully on thin paper. Next, she mixed up the dough (adding plenty of ginger and wasabi), rolled it out carefully, then used an X-Acto knife to cut the pieces precisely from their patterns. While they baked, she mixed up the royal icing that would hold everything together. Finally, everything could be assembled.
With great ceremony, Misako presented the finished masterpiece to Hiroshi, the Master Assassin, who smiled as he tore off and ate the chimney.
“Best Ninja-Bread house ever!” he proclaimed.