Best Medium For Large Sugar Centerpiece Made In Advance?

Decorating By LisaR64 Updated 24 Jul 2008 , 4:58pm by aswartzw

LisaR64 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 1:24am
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I need to make a very large (5' x 2'), detailed Halloween centerpiece for a party in October, and I would like to make as much of it ahead of time as possible. The centerpiece will be made of "edibles", but it will not be eaten.

What would be the best medium for a large haunted house? I'm thinking maybe gingerbread or gumpaste over Rice Krispies, but I don't really know how long either would hold up. Ideally, I would like to create most of the pieces 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

Any info or ideas would be greatly appreciated. (Lisa)

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PinkZiab Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 1:44am
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a good hard baking gingerbread will last ages.

LisaR64 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 9:46am
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This is probably a silly question, but when using gingerbread to make a house, do you cut out the shapes before baking or after?

jess85 Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 10:06am
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i've had a gngerbread house for a couple of years and it's only just startedlooking shabby this year so you should have no problem until halloween

aswartzw Posted 24 Jul 2008 , 4:58pm
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When I baked mine, I cut out the shapes with a knife using the templates but didn't remove the excess dough. I baked it all as is. After it was baked, I went around and retrimmed it.

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