Anyone Ever Try Martha Stewarts Gingerbread House Cake?

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berryblondeboys Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 3:50pm
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I recently organized all my recipes from old magazines and those from the internet and I found an interesting gingerbread house cake. It looks really cute and it's edible!!! I didn't record what Magazine I got it from, but i's either 2003 or 2004 I figure. Best part is that it's a nice frosting, a chocolate Swiss buttercream, so it should taste GREAT!

Of course, it looks SOOOO cute and is 100% edible, but will mine turn out?

Anyone ever attempt it or something similar? I did a search and found NOTHING...

Melissa

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RisqueBusiness Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by berryblondeboys

I recently organized all my recipes from old magazines and those from the internet and I found an interesting gingerbread house cake. It looks really cute and it's edible!!! I didn't record what Magazine I got it from, but i's either 2003 or 2004 I figure. Best part is that it's a nice frosting, a chocolate Swiss buttercream, so it should taste GREAT!

Of course, it looks SOOOO cute and is 100% edible, but will mine turn out?

Anyone ever attempt it or something similar? I did a search and found NOTHING...

Melissa




Melissa,

Martha Stewart reorganized her business and a LOT of the original things she had are no longer available. I remember seeing some great patterns for her gingerbread chicken coops and houses and didnt' buy them because they were expensive at that time...Now, I could kick myself for not investing!

If you make this...please, please post....or if you can...scan it, so we can see what you're talking about! I, for one...no matter what I personally feel about the woman...feel that a LOT of us (me) wouldn't have 'RE-DISCOVERED" the kitchen without her! lol

berryblondeboys Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 4:28pm
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Well, it's really quite simple really. It's just using a 9 inch square pan (of course, the one set/size I don't have are squares - I have circles, ovals, rectangles, but only a 12 inch square!), using two for the body of the house and cut into 4s for the roof of the house. Then you use gingerbread cookie dough and a cookie cutter wheel to make the rest of the cookie pieces. Just a triangle comb is used to make the log look... Oh, should have said, it's a log cabin gingerbread house.... Very cute and simple, yet elegant.

I can scan it later, but it's not a pattern, just some recipes, pictures and directions on how to assemble it.

And I agree, she has gotten a lot of women back in the kitchen, and not in the kitchen to just be a slave, but to ENJOY doing things in the home.

Melissa

RisqueBusiness Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 5:01pm
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Originally Posted by berryblondeboys

Well, it's really quite simple really. It's just using a 9 inch (of course, the one set/size I don't have are squares - I have circles, ovals, rectangles, but only a 12 inch square!), using two for the body of the house and cut into 4s for the roof of the house. Then you use gingerbread cookie dough and a cookie cutter wheel to make the rest of the cookie pieces. Just a triangle comb is used to make the log look... Oh, should have said, it's a log cabin gingerbread house.... Very cute and simple, yet elegant.

I can scan it later, but it's not a pattern, just some recipes, pictures and directions on how to assemble it.

And I agree, she has gotten a lot of women back in the kitchen, and not in the kitchen to just be a slave, but to ENJOY doing things in the home.

Melissa




It does sound wonderful and YES, do scan it when you have time. I will be on the look out with your post!!

funny, how I was highly allergic to anything KITCHEN related 'till she came 'round..lol

berryblondeboys Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 6:51pm
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OK, here is the main picture and the how to do it pictures. I can write up a description too as reading it through the photo might be hard, but it gives you the idea[/img]
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RisqueBusiness Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 6:55pm
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that is the most adorable thing I've seen!! I think of COURSE you should try it! and it doesn't matter if you don't like the way it turns out..as you and your little DNA units can devour the evidence!!

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berryblondeboys Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 7:03pm
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LOL DNA units! Well, I think my ten year old would have fun helping me, but I don't think I want the toddlers help yet! LOL

I just think it's cute, yet not over the top, you know? Plus, it's a CAKE, so it is not just for looking at, but to eat. The directions say that the cookies soften up, so they cut easily... Mmm... sounds good!

But... how do you keep the roof (which is three layers of triangle) from falling apart. It doesn't say anything about dowels and I don't know if dowels are the way to go about it... maybe it is stable though.

Melissa

RisqueBusiness Posted 15 Dec 2006 , 7:08pm
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if you look at the picture closely you can see that the triangles are placed side by side and I think the buttercream should hold it.

also they place the flat part of the triangle on top of the flat part of the 3 stacked cakes.

If you want to make it completely edible you can dowel it with some pretzel sticks!

One across the 3 roof triangles and then....2 down the center triangle and into the 3 stacked cakes!

but if you're not going to transport it...and you can sit it in the fridge or freezer before you final ice it..it SHOULD hold.

Good Luck..

Your toddlers can be kept busy with extra cookies that you bake..lol give them a couple of little bags of colored icing and close them with rubber bands and let them go to town!

megal80 Posted 16 Dec 2006 , 8:09pm
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Oh, my gosh! How adorable is that! I'd give it a shot for sure!

berryblondeboys Posted 16 Dec 2006 , 11:39pm
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Will anyone want me to write up the buttercream and cake recipe? It's a Swiss Chocolate Meringue Buttercream and a Gingerbread cake. Also, there is recipe for gingerbread cookie and I'm not sure if it's "typical" or a variation for this cake that is a bit softer...

I SOOOOOO wanted to make it tonight, but we all got into a squabble with MIL (she believed what our 10 year old said to a T and you can imagine how "nice" the situation was! Ugh!!!)

Maybe I'll make it some other time this holiday season. I only got 2 hours of sleep last night, so not happening tonight for sure!

Melissa

Jorre Posted 19 Dec 2006 , 12:20am
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I'd like the recipes!

That looks sooo cute and perfect for a cake walk that I need to make a cake for.

chaniliz Posted 22 Dec 2006 , 7:18pm
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This a very cute gingerbread house
Liz

sbeanie82 Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 7:50am
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Hi Melissa,

 

I remember making the gingerbread house cake years ago and loved it!! Since then, I've lost the magazine and have never been able to find the recipe again (despite searching for it every christmas!)  Is there any chance you would be able to send me the recipe? 

 

Thank you!

Sabine

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