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post #91 of 479
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I'll just throw this question out there: I bought a gingerbread house a couple of years ago and it was all edible but she had "mortared" it together with royal icing. Well as time went on (not all that much time mind you), the royal icing began cracking and flaking and just plain disintegrating. When I use RI on cookies that hasn't happened but the house fell apart not long after I bought it. Is this normal? And if it is is there another "glue" to assemble the house with?



Sounds like her royal icing broke down... which can happen when it comes in contact with fat. If she didn't wash her bowls thoroughly or her icing bags or tips, and used them with buttercream prior - then it could break the icing down.
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post #92 of 479
I had the house stored in my house during the winter months not near a heat register or a window or anything like that. It just seemed to dry out and crack apart. First the icicles fell off, then the corners broke apart and that was that. Oh well. I wanted to have one up close and personal because I want to make one and wanted to see how it was done. I learned a lot from it. Now I can't wait to get started!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #93 of 479
Hi again everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I've just finished a new template today - a tall clock tower. It's rather advanced, but it could be SO cute (or it could also make a great scary Halloween tower!)

If you've signed up for my templates and want to try this one, just reply to the e-mail I sent you and request the clock tower. You can sign up here if you haven't already: http://www.gingerbread-house-heaven.com/gingerbread-house-templates.html

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post #94 of 479
l5pkel, your photo isn't coming through -- can you repost it?
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post #95 of 479
BobWB if you refresh the page it should show up. It's been doing that lately. Someone said they're working on it.

LOVE the tower, Kelly. Looks very cool. And kinda hard, too. icon_sad.gif
post #96 of 479
Thanks Honey! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #97 of 479
Also you can try right clicking on it and choose show picture. That has been working for me.
post #98 of 479
Sometimes when I open this thread it comes up and sometimes it is just a red box -- when I click on the box it says there is no attachment. I have the same problem with one of the pix in my pictures -- the closeup of the monogram, sometimes it's there and sometimes it's not. Probably just a glitch in the system. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #99 of 479
So has anyone finished their castle yet? I see she had to close the template testing because so many of us had requested. I finally finished mine.
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post #100 of 479
icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif OMGosh, Mattie -- that is amazing!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

O.k., a million questions, let's start with these:
How did you get the texture?
Did you paint the gingerbread with RI or airbrush it?
How did you do the tree? I saw one in the cake store this weekend, but yours looks "neater/ smoother" theirs was more twisty.

SO, SO COOL!! And BTW, that fountain is just gross! icon_biggrin.gif
post #101 of 479
For the texture I have impression mats. After I rolled the gingerbread out I pressed the mats in the dough and baked. I thinned the RI just a bit and painted it on. Let it dry then dry brushed black gel thinned with vodka. The tree is modeling chocolate and I dont plan on ever doing another. It gave me so much trouble. Honeydukes, thank you for the compliment on the fountain, just the reaction I was looking for. LOL
post #102 of 479
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Oh.. my... goodness! maddie1 that is so awsome!! great job!
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Thank you so much.
post #104 of 479
Mattie I love your castle! You did a fantastick job on it. I went out and got the stuff to do the haunted clock tower today. I plan on starting it Sun. I just hope mine turns out half as good as yours.
post #105 of 479
The thread is so long now. Forgive me if by some strange chance, this has been discussed.

I would love to make a gingerbread house. I really would. When my kids were little, I was only brave enough to use graham crackers. icon_surprised.gif

Since that time, I've developed a severe allergy to eggs. Baking with eggs (for other people) isn't so bad, because the eggs are pretty controlled. But I have avoided using royal icing because...well, I make a mess of things. I don't think it is a good idea for me to have so much contact with eggs. And I'm not even comfortable with the idea of gloves while using RI. Like I said, I make a mess.

Does anyone have an egg free alternative for icing/glue for gingerbread houses?

I would be so happy if someone had an idea!
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