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We share our favorite recipes, tips on icing and decorating, free patterns and templates, and photos of gingerbread houses from plain to intricate to down-right strange.

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Storage

How should a gingerbread house be stored after baking? and why should it be stored this way? Thanks!!

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Hobbit House cake with sugarpaste fairy on toadstool

This was created for family friend. The sugarpaste fairy was based on Maisie who is a bit gothic. She was over the moon with it. I really enjoyed making

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How long does an Unopened gingerbread house kit last?

I bought a gingerbread house kit by Wilson at Christmas and didn't get to do it. Never opened. Can we still use it

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This gum paste recipe is all you need to create beautiful edible decorations.

Learn how to make gum paste with our basic gum paste recipe. You'll create a modeling dough that dries more rigid than fondant... Perfect for creating figures, gum paste flowers, and other detailed gingerbread house decorating accessories.

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Edible Clay, like fondant, gum paste, and marzipan, can be used to make beautiful, intricate, edible cake decorations OR, of course, gingerbread house decorations!

These edible clay methods: fondant, gum paste, marzipan, and pastillage are all related but have critical differences.

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Storing gingerbread iced with fondant?

Dilemma: must keep gingerbread airtight. Must let fondant icing harden in air. How do I ice the biscuits so they stay strong for construction but the icing

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Multitasking Pattern

Good Day, I know your patterns are for gingerbread houses but can the Victorian house patterns be used for paper & clay crafts as well? Thank you for

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marzipan

Hi! Please what else can i use in place of karo syrup, marshmallow cream & almond paste? Thanks.

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gelatin sheets

Are gelatin sheets available in colors?

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windows

I cut what I thought was plenty big windows, but the ended up looking like a belly button. Also, my doors curved inward at the middle. Help!

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Gingerbread house from going soft

How to stop Gingerbread house from going soft?

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Mount Pleasant, Philadelpha

This is my favorite historic mansion in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

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gingerbread like brandy snap

I made my gingerbread mix three days ago and now I have gone to use it. My gingerbread is a lovely dough and I am able to cut into the correct sizes for

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Can I freeze my homemade gingerbread house?

Can I freeze my homemade ginger bread house that is fully decorated and with buttercream frosting on? If so, how long will it last?

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how long can I keep an unmade gingerbread lit

Is it best to freeze the kit or just store it in a cool place?

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Am I able to use the gingerbread kit next year?

We ran out of time to make the Wilson's gingerbread kit. Can I make the gingerbread man kit next year? Will everything in the box keep? Or should I freeze

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gingerbread tree kit prebaked

My daughter bought this Wilton Gingerbread Tree Kit which is prebaked, after Christmas,last year. I just finished decorating it. ......is it still good

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my cookies turned soft after freezing

my ginger cookies turned soft after freezing

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When to eat gingerbread house

When do you eat a gingerbread house

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How do I make gingerbread harder after storage

How do I make my gingerbread harder? -After keeping it on the shelf it's gor floppy and bendy how do I fix this?

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MIX LONGER!!!

It's better to mix longer because then it makes it firmer so then it works as a better thing to conect the house pieces.

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what kinds of candy can you back with

does the candy go in the ginger bread man before or after baking also what type of candy works

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Eating your gingerbread

How long do you wait after making it to eat it?

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Amw

Walls are too soft. Better crocker ready made dough has lots of fat/oils.bake some more?

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Unopened kit

i bought a kit last year and never opened it. Is it safe to put together and eat this year?

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Forgot Ginger!!

So I was cleaning up after making my dough and realized that somehow I forgot to add the ginger! I don't know how it didn't get in there. I already have

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IS IT OKAY??????

Is It Okay To Eat A Gingerbread House After 17 Days??????

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how to fix a gingerbread man

How do I fix a broken gingerbread man ornament

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Roof DECORATIONS

I need ides for my gingerbread roof. Need to pickup supplies very soon, I want to make shingles but am not quite sure what to use, ANY IDEAS??

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"House in the Country"

My brother is having all the family over for Christmas dinner this year. So, I thought I would make a replica of his house in gingerbread and fondant.

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