I'd Like To Ask For Some Help With Gingerbread Houses.

Baking By cinderspritzer Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 2:49am by linedancer

cinderspritzer Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:27pm
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I did a search and couldn't really find what I need... icon_sad.gif

I want to make a haunted house out of gingerbread for Halloween. I have ideas for it all ready. I know about poured sugar for the windows and things from watching the Food Network challenges...


My questions really come down to needing recipe help. I know that there are light colored and dark colored gingerbread recipes. Does anyone know these recipes, or can someone provide links to them here? Does anyone have any input on the stability of the various recipes?


Does anyone have any good books on the subject that they can recommend? I put a ton of books on my amazon wish list to look at later, but would rather get first hand opinions.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer, and for reading my long post... icon_smile.gif

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Rylan Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:31pm
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There is this one website I used to check out on christmas season and now it is gone.

linedancer Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 5:42pm
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I have no experience with gingerbread houses, however, it is something I have always wanted to do. Here is a link I came across while researching how tos, can't vouch for it, but it has a lot of info

http://www.ultimategingerbread.com/

Here are some threads from cc:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-604431-gingerbread.html+house+halloween

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-155961-.html

The last one has lots of links from JanH, thanks, Jan

HTH

cinderspritzer Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 5:59pm
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Thanks a bunch, linedancer. That's just what I was looking for. icon_smile.gif

sweetcakes Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:38am
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ive used the recipe from wilton and it works really really well. ive kept the houses for a couple of years with no problems. also to give extra support when putting it together, use large pretzel sticks also on the inside corners in the royal icing.

linedancer Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:49am
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You are welcome.

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