Painting gingerbread house?

Baking By cakesrock Updated 29 Oct 2011 , 2:28pm by cakesrock

cakesrock Posted 29 Oct 2011 , 1:22pm
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I am going for a certain color and I was wondering if anyone has tried to 'paint' a gingerbread house with a watered down RI? I would like it to have a salmon colored stucco look. Any other ideas would be welcome!
TIA

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 29 Oct 2011 , 1:44pm
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If you're going for a stucco look royal icing would be the perfect medium. You shouldn't, however, paint it on with a brush. I would give it a very thin coat of thinned RI, then once that dries hard I'd sponge on a thicker RI to get that stucco look. You could do it like this too:

http://soimarriedachef.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/daring-bakers-challenge-gingerbread-house/

If you click on the pictures at the bottom they come up large enough to see clearly.

cakesrock Posted 29 Oct 2011 , 2:28pm
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Excellent - thanks for the great advice!

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