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post #436 of 479
I'm doing my first gingerbread house this year!

I'm following this guy's instructions: http://rockrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/detailed-instructions-for-making.html

I'm doing a scaled-down version of the yellow one. It's taking forever!!
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2214547 This is the house i made for my son last year icon_smile.gif
post #438 of 479
wow! just read through this entire thread! have been making ginger houses for a while.. but they always turn out a little dodgy.. =S really want to get a good one done this year! Just wondering, do many people make their own patterns? if so, how on earth do you do this?? i *attempted* to do so earlier this month.. was disaster! lol.
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post #439 of 479
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Originally Posted by cakesrock

Decided to try a simpler structure for first time success. Here are the birdhouses:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2212384/2212389
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Your bird house is cute.

My niece just informed me that she wants to make an all purple gingerbread house........
Guess her brother will be using all the other colors...LOL!
post #440 of 479
My gingerbread church is done!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2223070

How are your creations coming? I always look so forward to seeing all the new pictures!
post #441 of 479
Thank you all! I've wanted to make a gingerbread house for years, since before I was even decorating cakes. About a month ago, I read throught this whole thread and was inspired enough to actually finally do it.

I kept it simple since it was my first and used the elf house pattern from gingerbreadbydesign.com (thank you!). I used the "Easy Gingerbread Dough" recipe from ultimategingerbread.com and it worked perfectly. I did have a few gaps but was able to easily hide them with decoration.

I had so much fun doing it and am really happy with the finished piece. I actually just finished it a little while ago. The only thing I wish I had done differently was the windows. I should have done poured candy, or even a shee of yellow gumpaste in them.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
post #442 of 479
Wow!! That Gingerbread Church is awesome!!! Great work!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #443 of 479
Just thought i would give this a bump. Already thinking about Gingerbread house day with my niece and nephew!!

Last year I ended up doing an all pink and purple gingerbread house with my niece and an all red and green house with my nephew. Maybe I can find pictures.

What is everyone doing this year?? My niece loves to draw rainbows, so I am thinking a rainbow gingerbread house is in our future. My nephew LOVES baseball....gotta think up some ideas for that.
post #444 of 479
Very nice stonework!! I love it!!
And I love this thread! I was planning to make a replica of my in-laws house...!!


Thanks.
post #445 of 479

Ooh, have to join this thread!  My family started making gingerbread houses before I was born (36 years ago now) and we've made thousands.  Actually, literally thousands--we lost count somewhere after 4000.  My mom has started to slow down, but I've taken up the tradition full-force, and am making gingerbread houses for neighbors, friends, all the girls in the girl scout troop, the preschool, etc.  Here's a link to last year's gingerbread house decorating party:

 

http://www.tikkido.com/node/430

 

I can't wait to get new creative ideas from this thread!

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I didn't have time to make a large one this year, but I will be making 20+ small ones for my gingerbread party.  It just started snowing here yesterday and it really has put me in the mood for the scent of gingerbread.. so excited for the holidays!

post #447 of 479

I've never made one before, but my son-in-law asked me to make one for his company.  I put 2 together to make a big one.  The decorating was a joy, but assemeling the house made me crazy! 

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post #448 of 479

Four out of five gingerbread house decorating parties done!  For the one at my daughter's preschool this morning, I had to develop a gluten-free gingerbread house recipe for one little friend.  It worked very well, so I thought I'd share:  http://tikkido.com/node/765

post #449 of 479

Started my gingerbread (row)houses early! Used gelatin sheets for windows- they looked great, but decided to tint them with colored vanilla. Of course, the liquid drying caused them to shrink and lift (duh!) Should have used edible markers...

 

And now the roof (s) are on and I cannot get inside to fix/replace. Any suggestions? Lots of windows- about 1/2 of them lifted! Very disappointing cause it looked great!

Thanks!

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post #450 of 479

any way to make them look like 'open' windows? cut the window off and put a frame piece on the bottom? maybe

 

to frame the window in the open position?

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