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post #46 of 492
This link has the haunted mansion and the gb mansion at the top, just small images. I can't get them to enlarge though.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=martha+stewart+gingerbread+mansion+pictures&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
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post #47 of 492
Is this marthas house?
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post #48 of 492
I ordered mine, and also received the castle pattern. The best part of this is that we don't have to follow the pattern to the exact design.

This should be fun, I sat last night and read over the instructions and looked over the patterns there is a lot of different things you can do to make this castle wonderful.
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post #49 of 492
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Originally Posted by jewelsb78

hehe honeydukes your too funny icon_smile.gif i don't think this is the one she did, but i think its like what you wanted.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27206804@N04/2766285183/



OMGosh! That's the one. Ooooh, maybe when I grow up I can make a house like that! icon_lol.gif Thanks, jenlg , here's a link to bigger picture.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimkimr/1470142589/

She says she used the MS HGB kit. But wow! those are really different. Are they the same kit? I completely forgot MS used sunflower seeds on the house. So pretty.
post #50 of 492
CASTLE!!!! icon_surprised.gif

I did get a nice note. She said she doesn't have templates for really simple plain ol' houses. But she thought this might be good because I don't have to worry about a roof. She suggested I print it out and see what I think. I hadn't really given much thought to the roof issues.

Hey, I know... how about a Halloween castle!!! thumbs_up.gif (One that's warped and crooked!)

I just wrote her a note and told her we're all wanting to test templates. Maybe she'll start mixin' em up for us. If not, every other person has to do a a different castle -- I call Halloween! icon_biggrin.gif
post #51 of 492
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
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post #52 of 492
I am a huge Gingerbread Fan. Four years ago, I started making GB houses for a party. I have my son and daughter invite some friends, and I invite some family and friends too. I spend about 2 weeks making the dough, rolling it out, and using templates that I have made to make about 17 complete houses. (always making extra pieces in case of breakage.) I only ask the kids to bring the candy to decorate it with and we all share. I bring out the card tables and re-arrange the living space to accommodate everyone, and we have a ball! The kids have ranged in age from 5-16 and they all like it - girls and boys alike. I use royal icing so they are able to carry their house home with them when they leave. I always have the child pose with their house and take a snapshot of everyone. It makes them feel special and they love it. I also have a photo album I bring out so they can see the photos from prior years. Their creativity is wonderful. It is alot of work, but it thrills me to death to have this party every year. Next year I will do the Halloween gb houses.
post #53 of 492
If I showed my dd the picture of the haunted mansion she'd freak! I know she'd want to make another "House of Horrors". She's been reading the Twilight books so who knows what she'd come up with!

As for the castle pattern..at least we can make it our own. I'm anxious to see what everyone comes up with.
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post #54 of 492
Hi everyone! I'm the owner/author of http://www.gingerbread-house-heaven.com and boy are you all keeping me busy today! It's really fun to see such a burst of template tester activity! I usually get a few sign-ups per day and I've had 20 so far today.

So... sorry about everyone getting the castle template. I have LOTS of templates in the works, but my "real" job has kept me too busy to get many of them onto the computer.

You've given me new inspiration though! Since there's a motivated group ready to build some gingerbread houses, I'll get right to work on finishing some more. If you haven't already, feel free to request a particular style in a reply to my e-mail (the one I sent you when you signed up to be a Template Tester - this page if you haven't already signed up: http://www.gingerbread-house-heaven.com/gingerbread-house-templates.html) I likely won't send everyone the new patterns unless you've requested a similar style. Photos of a house in your desired style help a lot!

Besides the castle, I've also finished a simple circus tent (at a tester's request.) I actually forgot all about that one when a few of you requested a simple design today. So if you'd like to see that one, just reply to my e-mail and request it.

I'm glad to have found this enthusiastic community!

Kelly
post #55 of 492
Welcome to CC. You website is really cool. Very helpful!!!!
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddmmx5vd_16gmqtmrg8 Appetizers
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddmmx5vd_16gmqtmrg8 Appetizers
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post #56 of 492
Look at pekaboo's haunted gingerbread house, she did a great job!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1269654&done=2
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddmmx5vd_16gmqtmrg8 Appetizers
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Wife to Nick
Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddmmx5vd_16gmqtmrg8 Appetizers
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post #57 of 492
Welcome Kelly! Thank you so much for doing those for us!

I got the Castle one as well, but then wrote and asked if maybe I could get another type of house. She said she's working on it. I dl a mansion style house and I think I'm going to start one that one for my Halloween house. I'm going to start baking tonight!
post #58 of 492
Welcome Kelly. Thanks ladies for starting this thread. My son is looking forward to making gingerbread houses.
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post #59 of 492
This will be my third year donating a gingerbread house for a charity auction. To get the houses, they make it a "competition" and the winners get certificates and it's a lot of fun - for a good cause. It's so hard to give away something you've put so much time in though... last year, I did 3 buildings from Christmas Town (Nightmare Before Christmas) as well as several characters - though I didn't even come close to finishing it up as I had wanted to (several characters short, no sleigh, etc. *sigh*)

Anyway, I've learned a lot through trial and error in such a short time. I found a great recipe that doesn't fall apart but still tastes good. I learned to use candy melts to glue walls together so you don't have to wait for RI to dry. And most importantly, I've learned that gingerbread houses are definitely a labor of love! My kids and I ate, drank and breathed nothing but gingerbread for a very long time (they all did a house too).

I took tons of photos throughout the process and am always happy to share if someone is interested (just send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I can send you a zipped file).

It's almost that time again and I am trying to decide what I'm going to do this year. I'm leaning towards doing a pirate ship. That ought to be fun (and stressful! And frustrating!) I have no idea where to begin when it comes to a boat - but I love challenging myself.

Thanks for all the links to these sites - I can't wait to check them all out. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #60 of 492
Welcome to CC Kelly. I love your website.
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