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post #331 of 492
Hello everyone! I hope this isn't redundant...I wasn't able to look at all the entries.... but we have a competition here in North Carolina that is unbelievable! Here is the link to this years winners (just happened last week). You can also view some amazing entries from the past few years.
It looks like this year some entries have strayed from the classic gingerbread 'house' but still they are awe inspiring! Hope you enjoy!
eric
post #332 of 492
SO SORRY! I forgot to post the link!

https://www.groveparkinn.com/gallery/National-Gingerbread-House-Competition

Enjoy!
post #333 of 492
Finished rolling, cutting, and baking all the pieces.

Posting pics of my homemade pattern and the baked pieces to give folks a visual of what the construction dough looks like when baked. I used Win's recipe with 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of Imperial margarine. Worked great as you can see.

Chilled the dough for at least an hour (most batches overnight) and rolled out right on parchment paper and then transferred to cookie sheet. Heated dough for 10 secs. a pop to make dough easier to roll if too chilled. Brushed with water before baking for smooth finish.

I'm so happy the way that it turned out so far.
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post #334 of 492
icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I know, I know I know... it is my dream to someday compete at Grove Park! Thanks for the link, Eric!
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post #335 of 492
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Originally Posted by PenGwenny

Finished rolling, cutting, and baking all the pieces.

Posting pics of my homemade pattern and the baked pieces to give folks a visual of what the construction dough looks like when baked. I used Win's recipe with 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of Imperial margarine. Worked great as you can see.

Chilled the dough for at least an hour (most batches overnight) and rolled out right on parchment paper and then transferred to cookie sheet. Heated dough for 10 secs. a pop to make dough easier to roll if too chilled. Brushed with water before baking for smooth finish.

I'm so happy the way that it turned out so far.



LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! Can't wait to see the entire finished structure! Keep the updates coming! thumbs_up.gif
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post #336 of 492
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Originally Posted by PenGwenny

Finished rolling, cutting, and baking all the pieces.

Posting pics of my homemade pattern and the baked pieces to give folks a visual of what the construction dough looks like when baked. I used Win's recipe with 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of Imperial margarine. Worked great as you can see.

Chilled the dough for at least an hour (most batches overnight) and rolled out right on parchment paper and then transferred to cookie sheet. Heated dough for 10 secs. a pop to make dough easier to roll if too chilled. Brushed with water before baking for smooth finish.

I'm so happy the way that it turned out so far.



Very nice!! I'm wondering how you baked the rounded pieces for the turrets -- they look like they were formed over a Pringles can or something. How did you bake those?
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post #337 of 492
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Very nice!! I'm wondering how you baked the rounded pieces for the turrets -- they look like they were formed over a Pringles can or something. How did you bake those?



Actually, it's from using 3.5" PVC pipe cut in half with a circular saw (thanks to my hubby). Works really well when covered with parchment paper. I was worried that the dough might stretch as it baked, but it stayed fairly true to the rolled out size. I'm really happy how it turned out.

Now on to icing walls and stuff today. I'll post pics of progress just in case anyone's interested in seeing how it moves along.
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post #338 of 492
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Very nice!! I'm wondering how you baked the rounded pieces for the turrets -- they look like they were formed over a Pringles can or something. How did you bake those?



Actually, it's from using 3.5" PVC pipe cut in half with a circular saw (thanks to my hubby). Works really well when covered with parchment paper. I was worried that the dough might stretch as it baked, but it stayed fairly true to the rolled out size. I'm really happy how it turned out.

Now on to icing walls and stuff today. I'll post pics of progress just in case anyone's interested in seeing how it moves along.



Yep. That's exactly what I recommended on a previous page... someone expressed surprise that you could bake on PVC, but it withstands temps up to (I think) 500 degrees so it is ideal for curves. Larger pipes, wider curves, etc.

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post #339 of 492
Well, finished "frosting" the walls...to make them look like ice and snow for my penguin castle. Still have some assembly to do and lots and lots of candy decorations to add. And still have to make my gum paste penguins, of course, to go along with the castle.

Not competition level gb house, but I'm having a blast and have enjoyed the help of my husband. He's had fun, too, I think, but don't tell anybody lol.

I'll probably wait to send a pic (after the one attached for this post) to include it fully assembled and decorated.

Thanks to all posters and true artists on here for the ideas and inspiration for the general enthusiasts like myself!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #340 of 492
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Originally Posted by PenGwenny

Well, finished "frosting" the walls...to make them look like ice and snow for my penguin castle. Still have some assembly to do and lots and lots of candy decorations to add. And still have to make my gum paste penguins, of course, to go along with the castle.

Not competition level gb house, but I'm having a blast and have enjoyed the help of my husband. He's had fun, too, I think, but don't tell anybody lol.

I'll probably wait to send a pic (after the one attached for this post) to include it fully assembled and decorated.

Thanks to all posters and true artists on here for the ideas and inspiration for the general enthusiasts like myself!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif



Can't wait to see the finished product! thumbs_up.gif
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post #341 of 492
Well, I know I haven't participated very much this year in this thread.....but it was because I have been so darn busy trying to get our (dear family) entry finished for the Rotary's Gingerbread Extravaganza. We turned it in on Saturday afternoon, the judging was yesterday and they announced the winners last night. We won 2nd Place!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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post #342 of 492
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W We won 2nd Place!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

{edited} So I can't seem to be able to attach even a compressed size of the picture so I will try and add it to my photos.



Congratulations! I can't find it in your picures --maybe not posted yet... There is a whole category just for gingerbread when you do post. Can't wait to see it!
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post #343 of 492
Finally got it loaded.
post #344 of 492
great pictures! I'll look forward to seeing the finished version with the penguins! Parable- Congratulations on the great job on your ship! It's such a creative idea to do a ship!

I'm in the process of baking the pieces for a house... I had to stop and make more dough so I'm surfing CC while it chills...

Thanks for sharing all the tips, ideas and pictures!
post #345 of 492
I'm waiting to have this book :
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1579902685/ref=ox_ya_oh_product

Anyone has it?
It should be delivered by december 1st.
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