Gingerbread Cathedral with
Candy Stained Glass Windows
by K Coutinho
Hi! I participate in a historical re-enactment group, and on a whim, made some candy stained-glass cookie panels following an old recipe I had on a scrap of paper - rolled cookie dough, cut holes, crushed candies, bake. Turns out to be virtually identical to your "candy windows" instructions.
I had also glued the four panels together with icing, and put a few votive candles inside for that lovely glow, the same as your Lighted Gingerbread Houses idea (but your idea of wired christmas lights is probably safer).
I'm now on a quest to make something with a lot of candy windows, to show off the gorgeous glowing candy glass, so of course my first thought was "Cathedral." Unfortunately, I can't find any useful patterns online, not even of a paper cathedral that I could convert into patterns for gingerbread.
I'm looking for something like this but maybe not so complicatedhttp://www.nimblethink.com/ginger.html
This is a bit closerhttp://picasaweb.google.com/joshua.hardwick/GingerbreadCathedral#
Any help is greatly appreciated!!