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Actually Win, it was I, GeorgiaGingerbread, that created the dolls! Ha Ha! Thank you to everyone for the kind comments. The dolls were shaped using hemisphere cake pans. It was a fun project and a huge learning experience for me! My daughter and I both have our concepts nailed down for next year and we are both so excited for next gingerbread season. I actually just picked up my dolls from the Grove Park Inn, and I am extremely happy to have them back home!



Oops, my bad, Heather! I'd love to enter a piece there someday myself. It always falls on a bad week/weekend for me. Good luck next year!
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post #422 of 492
Hi CakeCentral,

Here is my 2010 Gingerbread house and one horse open sleigh.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1870607.html

I also did a Gingerbread Mailbox called "Heaven's Mailbox" in 2009. (Unfortunately, I'm unable to view or copy it from my photos at this time.)

I entered both displays in a local competion and am excited to say that I won 2nd place in the Adult division both years! icon_smile.gif
post #423 of 492
Oh, it is so time to re-start this thread again.....What is everyone making this yea?. We are working on a sugary choo choo train. Going very traditional.
post #424 of 492
I'm thinking about doing something in gingerbread this year, just haven't decided what yet. Stay tuned... icon_biggrin.gif
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post #425 of 492
I passed by a quaint little church today that I might try to replicate in gbread as this year's project. Last year was a lighthouse...the year before that was a penguin inhabited ice castle.

What is everyone else thinking about?
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post #426 of 492
I tried to do a gingerbread house about 12 yrs ago (before I got into cake decorating) and it was a disaster. icon_sad.gif I think I was scarred by it because I haven't done one since.... I really want to do one this year and am so excited about the mansions with turrets etc... But I'm wondering if I'm getting a little too ambitious? Should I stick with the basic 4 walls and a roof to start? I consider myself a fairly advanced cake decorator. Is gingerbread so different? I understand the construction piece a lot better now....Advice please? And a recommendation for a pattern would help too!
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post #427 of 492
I just use the Wilton kits for the kids to do, but we do put alot of effort into making them look different every year.

Right now I am inspired by the picture below. Never really thought about covering the whole house with 'stones'. Grandma and Pap-pap's house is all brick so that would a good starting point.

And we will be decorating the pieces flat this year. Been meaning to try this for a few years now, but with kids is hard to 'see' the house when they are just 6 pieces laying flat.

Looking forward to hearing what everyone else is doing!


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I just came across this blog from last Christmas...
http://newfinmysoup.blogspot.com/search/label/Gingerbread%202009
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post #428 of 492
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Originally Posted by DragonFly2333

I just use the Wilton kits for the kids to do, but we do put alot of effort into making them look different every year.

Right now I am inspired by the picture below. Never really thought about covering the whole house with 'stones'. Grandma and Pap-pap's house is all brick so that would a good starting point.

And we will be decorating the pieces flat this year. Been meaning to try this for a few years now, but with kids is hard to 'see' the house when they are just 6 pieces laying flat.

Looking forward to hearing what everyone else is doing!




I am going to do little bird houses with the kids. Found a simple pattern in a book.
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post #429 of 492
Kimmy nice work!
DragonFly, that's great inspiration.

I am thinking of an Irish cottage. Been wanting to do one for years but always get pressed for time and I'd like alot of details. I can always start it and finish it by St. Patrick's Day! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #430 of 492
I so desperately want to make a gingerbread something this year! I say that every year, and so far it hasn't happened (other than fun little ones with kids)... maybe it will really happen this year!
post #431 of 492
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

I so desperately want to make a gingerbread something this year! I say that every year, and so far it hasn't happened (other than fun little ones with kids)... maybe it will really happen this year!



It's really not as difficult as some would have you think. Look back through this thread...some of the masters have shared recipes for construction gbread dough for what I lovingly refer to as oven plywood (totally edible still but may not taste exactly like grandma's gingerbread). I'd personally recommend it. I want my creations to serve as holiday centerpieces and works of art so I put in enough spices for the smell, but really don't intend to eat. I want it to stand up for a few weeks and it holds up much better than traditional recipes do. Moisture is not a good friend to gbread.

I also draw out and build a full-size model from foam backed poster board. It helps to serve as pattern pieces. Not only do they serve as your actual pattern pieces, they also help you visualize your design BEFORE you make it in dough.

Last year's lighthouse was fun...don't think I posted any pics, but the melted jolly ranchers in my windows and portholes got rave reviews. Adding gum paste creations are fun to do and add a whimsical flavor to mine.

Seriously torn between a gbread manger or the church I spotted on my travels the other day. Manger wouldnt have much gbread to it, but gum paste animals would be fun. Decisions....decisions....decisions. Lol
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post #432 of 492
I want to make a brick house this year. I don't want to purchase the impression mat since I know I will never use it again. I plan on making individual bricks. Do you guys think I should bake then cut or cut then bake?

I found a very simple recipe that makes super tough walls, obviously not for eating haha. But it doesn't have any leavening agents. Do this mean my bricks won't distort if I cut then bake?

Thanks everyone. I love your ideas, you're all very talented.
post #433 of 492
Don't know if this has been posted yet - but JoAnn's is sponsoring a Gingerbread House Challenge on 11/19. Check your local store for details.
post #434 of 492
Decided to try a simpler structure for first time success. Here are the birdhouses:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2212384/2212389
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post #435 of 492
I want to make a gingerbread house!! But mine will prob be small cos its my first one, so it'll prob be a gingerbread shack haha
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