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post #346 of 492
I have it but honestly there are much better gingerbread books available. This one has a nice cover and not much substance (sadly.) But you'll get some inspiration from it.
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post #347 of 492
I should have asked before..! damn...
I have never did gingerbread house before... so it will be a first time this christmas (if I have time!)

Which one would you recommend?
post #348 of 492
I am making my first ever gingerbread house today! Can anyone tell me how you store the house once it is made and is it edible after it has been sitting out etc?

thanks!
post #349 of 492
I love the books by Teresa Layman: Gingerbread for all Seasons, and Gingerbread: Things to Make and Bake. There are beautiful photographs, directions and patterns for each item! It's a great source for ideas and inspiration!

I'm in process of putting my house together today... it's so exciting to see it come together!
post #350 of 492
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Originally Posted by verono

I should have asked before..! damn...
I have never did gingerbread house before... so it will be a first time this christmas (if I have time!)

Which one would you recommend?



You can find just as much info on the internet as you would in a book... so I'd recommend getting your feet wet there first. Then, if you want, you can invest in books when you have more time to decide what you want to do.

A few pages back on this posting are some great links. These might be included in that:

http://www.ultimategingerbread.com/
http://www.kungfoodie.com/gingerbread-house-pattern/
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post #351 of 492
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Originally Posted by eilidh

I am making my first ever gingerbread house today! Can anyone tell me how you store the house once it is made and is it edible after it has been sitting out etc?

thanks!



Gingerbread stores for many months if kept out of humidity. It is at its most edible the first week, simply because you will pick up dust, etc. Keep it out of the way of your pets! I have seen my dog "licking" the RI off the house in the past!
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 #352 of 492
My favorite gingerbread books are:

"Gingerbread Houses" by Christa Currie (Great instructions, no pix)

"Gingerbread Houses" by Nonnie Cargas (Lots of great decorating ideas)

"Gingerbread" by Joanna Farrow (fun small projects)

"Making Gingerbread Houses" by Veronika Alice Gunter (excellent ideas)

"The Gingerbread Book" by Allen Bragdon

"The Gingerbread Book" by Steven Stellingwerf

The last two books are my absolute favorites (Stellingwerf's topping the list.) I have other gingerbread books too, including Theresa Laymens, but I don't like them nearly as much.
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post #353 of 492
Houses can last for many months- I had one that lasted until May -I have a photo in my pictures here. One day I heard a crash in the living room and one side of the roof had fallen off!

If I do one that is meant to be snacked on, I'll make it smaller, softer baked and use buttercream instead of Royal...... it is fun to pick a house apart icon_smile.gif
post #354 of 492
Well, got it all assembled and some candy on...still have some more candy to do as well as my gumpaste penguins and a gumdrop Christmas tree. My husband and I have had so much fun doing this together and my sons (home from college for a quick Thanksgiving break) are enjoying seeing the progress too. Probably take a couple more weeks to finish it all up.
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post #355 of 492
PenG, lookin good. Really icy! Can't wait to see the finished product.
post #356 of 492
PenGwenny, it looks great!!!

I'm taking a break from my house... how is everyone else's coming?
post #357 of 492
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Originally Posted by Bijoudelanuit

PenGwenny, it looks great!!!

I'm taking a break from my house... how is everyone else's coming?



I second that, PenGwenny! Looks fantastic! I just uploaded my last cake (I always have two special ones to do the week of Thanksgiving -whew-) and am starting my own house tomorrow then will move on to working to get the gift houses done. I did it backwards last year did not get to my "family house" as I like to call it. This year, I'm going to be a little selfish and get mine done first! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! December is allllll gingerbread! icon_biggrin.gif
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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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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 #358 of 492
I worked on the gingerbread houses with the kids again today and we got all the walls up. I also made some of the Gelatin Icing and the kids had fun making snowmen, dogs, sleds, etc for the yards.

I also cut out and baked my own house that I will be decorating with my oldest daughter. She is making couches, chairs, coffee table, and a painting for the walls... until she ran out of Gelatin Icing. I guess I will be making more of that tomorrow! At some point I will assemble our house and decorate the outside and yard.

Now I have to remember to grab a camera and take some "in progress" pictures!
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post #359 of 492
We've finished our first ever house!!!! My kids did it with me (who are 3 and 5) they had a ball sticking on sweets etc but it's not as many neat patterns as I may have hoped for!!! it's in my pics!!!
post #360 of 492
I finished my house and posted a picture in my photos icon_smile.gif I'm really pleased with how it came out!!
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