How Long Can I Make Gingerbread In Advance

Decorating By bstajcic Updated 13 Dec 2009 , 9:51am by bstajcic

bstajcic Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 11:32pm
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Hi all, I wanted to make little ginger bread houses for friends but im not sure how far in advance i can make them and package them? can anyone help

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Rylan Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 12:12am
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Is it going to be for display purposes or will it be eaten?

With competitions, many people start making houses months before. I recall that this one lady spent more than 600 hours creating her gingerbread house.

bstajcic Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 7:58am
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I would actually like to eat them....was thinking about doing mini ones as gifts. Is it too early to start?

Rylan Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 9:02am
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Hmm, I would say, I would go with a maximum of 6 days--that is just me though. Make sure you cover it though so you don't get any dust.

cblupe Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 9:41am
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Just how long do you suppose the gingerbread house kits that Wilton puts out every year are made in advance? I would imagine that they are months old and are supposed to be edible.

bstajcic Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 9:51am
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good point....though i imagine they pack the preservatives in there!!! i might start a test one tomorrow and let you know when it starts to go stale

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