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post #271 of 492
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Originally Posted by cinderspritzer

I had some grand plans to build a haunted mansion for halloween but never really got up the motivation to do anything other than that.

Instead, I've printed out an entry form for a competition in November.... I've never baked any gingerbread in my life. Deadline for entry is next Friday, and I don't know if I'm brave enough to do it. So I guess I'll read the entry rules 900 times today and decide whether or not I'm that brave.



Well... Halloween has come and gone and I never got around to making mine either. Instead, I got caught up in my Harry Potter cake. I'm slow and detail oriented, so that took up two weeks of my life as I made the characters. I don't have anything to do until my niece's cake Thanksgiving week, so I'm going to start baking the Victorian House I wanted to make for my personal use last year (and again, did not get around to it.) That way, I can have it ready to start assembling after T-day, and, hopefully, still give me time to make the ones I give as gifts.

I'm getting excited and already casting my eyes about in the stores for cute little pieces of candy that can be added to the gift houses! Happy Baking Gingerbread Friends!

Cinderspritzer, you go rock that competition! Have FUN!!!
1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #272 of 492
This is a very cool thread, I just stumbled upon it today. As I was reading the last few pages I ended up following a site to the ultimate g-bread site and off on the side was a picture that was from flikr. It looked like a snow globe all made of gingerbread. Does anyone have a clue how to find that pic or even better how to make one of those? It was awesome! I'm glad I found this thread I am making a "Santa's Village" for my small town to auction off to raise money for our schools, and just the few pages I have read has given me some new ideas. Thanks everyone!!!!
In my next life I wanna be a pastry chef.
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post #273 of 492
Tommy's favorite song? Roll roll roll your goat
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Tommy's favorite song? Roll roll roll your goat
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post #274 of 492
No that wasn't it but I did find the one I was looking for. Let me see if I can send out the site, try www.flikr.com/photos/ultimategingerbread/2997416766. This is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen in g-bread. I wish I knew how it was done.
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post #275 of 492
Got it! (Just take out the final dot in your link.)
Made by Billie Mochow of Burns, Tennessee in 2007. Looks like it was baked in halves around a sphere.
Gingerbread experts, please weigh in here.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2997416766_9fb8be97ba_o.jpg
She won grand prize the next year with this one.
http://peakdefinition.smugmug.com/Events/2008-National-Gingerbread/Grand-Prize-Winner-Adult/6599020_bCFEV#421688688_t5axD
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post #276 of 492
I agree the tops are maybe baked on the outside of a bowl but that bottom that it sets on....hum..... and think about how small those pieces on the inside are. I just think she has a lot of talent! Yes come on experts lets play this one out.
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post #277 of 492
Yes, you can bake gingerbread over inverted stainless steel bowl, old ladle or here you can even buy small forms for Easter eggs and Christmas ornaments (balls). Should this be not enough, you can use glass bowl, or glass tumblers (thick glass, use carefully and cover in aluminium foil). Here you can see what can be done this way. Sorry, it is in Czech and you won't understand the text, but the pictures are worth a look.
Some other interesting pictures
dose - heart
Christmas ornaments

You can make the form from food safe sheet metal - bend it in the form and use it. For the hearts - you could use the heart cake form on the side - find a loaf pan which will act as holder (we can find several dimensions of both pans here, it is only matter of searching). Bake an half of the heart, repeat. Bake the top and the bottom part, glue together.

Good luck!
post #278 of 492
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

Got it! (Just take out the final dot in your link.)
Made by Billie Mochow of Burns, Tennessee in 2007. Looks like it was baked in halves around a sphere.
Gingerbread experts, please weigh in here.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2997416766_9fb8be97ba_o.jpg
She won grand prize the next year with this one.
http://peakdefinition.smugmug.com/Events/2008-National-Gingerbread/Grand-Prize-Winner-Adult/6599020_bCFEV#421688688_t5axD



The Grovepark competition is but a faraway dream... (when actually Ashville is only three hours away from me. The amount of talent that competition generates absolutely blows me away! They used to film it for Food Network and I would sit glued to those episodes. I miss seeing them. It humbles me to even look at the pictures!
1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #279 of 492
I am looking for huge help.

I am planning on building a gingerbread house brick by brick. Patrica Howard did a house I believe in 2007 for the Grove Park Inn competition. She did it brick by brick.

Should I build it directly to the board, just like you would do a brick house or should I build the walls laying flat on a cookie sheet (doing it brick by brick in flat position) and then once dry, I would assemble it. Did I confuse anyone?

Also, if I do it brick by brick, do you think the royal icing would glue them together? I'm worrying about the powdery crumbs once I cut the bricks out.
post #280 of 492
I'm just curious why you'd want to do this brick by brick -- why not make a sheet and emboss with a brick mat?
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post #281 of 492
Hi bobwonderbuns. I just wanted to try something different. I love the look of it. Here is a picture:

http://gosoutheast.about.com/od/theholidays/ig/Gingerbread-House-Photos/Gingerbread-Hse-Grand-Prize-07.htm

I think with the brick by brick, they looks more unique and realistic.
post #282 of 492
Rylan - here is another alternative for your "wall by wall" option. You can build the walls before baking - meaning cutting the bricks from the dough, laying them on the cookie sheet leaving small space between them. The dough expands when baking and you will get one brick wall when finished.
Similar you can make log cabins - put strips of dough on cookie sheet next to each other and bake.
post #283 of 492
I only check a few things on the last page of this thread and I have now so much ideas for christmas! My sister will be sooooo happy ! (she is my biggest "fan" I think when it comes to my cookies)
post #284 of 492
Majka_ze, that a really nice idea! But then again, I was going for a particular design that will have to require brick by brick.

I was going for a castle-like structure that is partially collapsed--that being said, you can see individual pieces of bricks. Hmm, do you think I can achieve that with your method?
post #285 of 492
WOW!! icon_eek.gif I can see why you'd want to do it that way. That's gorgeous!! icon_biggrin.gif
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