Church template

by Leanne Wheeler
(Maxton, NC)

I wanted to do my home church for a gingerbread house competition. I used your church template, and made a few add ons.

The staircase I thought it would be easy( One of the ad ons),they were a bit more involved trying to get them to be right height at the doorways and landing. I had to change the height of the gingerbread house template so I could put in a stair case.

I used blue sparkle piping gel for my little pond. The bell tower I used gum paste and pastillage.

My inspiration church has a cross on the top of the steeple, but I had issues making a tall thin cross ( worried about breakage during the transporting), so I went with a good stand in, a fondant ball, lol. Poinsettias are potted in Reese cups, packages out of Starburst.

I got a lot of ideas from this site.This was my first competition, I did it for the practice. I am more of a caker person than a gingerbread person, but I think this just changed my mind! I have made only 3 houses; one was a graham cracker house, the second was a kit, and this one....never thought in a million years I would win the most difficult category...but I'll be darned I

My advice would be to just enter a competition. It is good practice, you get new ideas,and its nice to be around other people who share your enthusiasm for gingerbread and who knows, you make shock yourself and win!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Template-Built Gingerbread House Photos.

View Cart

advertising policies

Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter!

E-mail Address

First Name (Optional)


Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Gingerbread Heaven.

Gingerbread Patterns

gingerbread house patterns
Check out our patterns page.

Don't see what you want? Request a custom pattern!

Search This Site

Custom Search

Enjoy This Site?
Then why not use the buttons above to add us to your favorite bookmarking service?

Copyright© 2006-2012
All Rights Reserved.