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A winter Christmas church

I adore Christmas and snow ..I have made traditional gingerbread houses previous Christmases but this year I wanted to make something that says something

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How long do gingerbread houses stay fresh

I have just bought a gingerbread house kit which has a best before date of March 2018. I would like it to be at its best for Christmas and would like

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How long does the icing on the gingerbread house last

How long does the icing on the gingerbread house last

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fondant roof tiles

Since I couldn’t get enough black jack gum sticks, I thought I would try making the roof tiles with fondant. What is the best way to attach them - royal

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Different Not Less Schoolhouse

My Autistic Support class decorated this gingerbread school! 11 students each decorated a portion of the house, choosing which candies to use. They took

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Home for Christmas

My mom and I look forward to this time of year because we make building a Ginger Bread House a fun competition. We have other family members that are planning

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Royal Icing Mistakes

Is there a way, once pieces have been glued together with royal icing, to take them apart without detroying the gingerbread. We assembled all our parts,

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Susan's Mansion

We had so much fun! The Victorian template was great and easily modified.

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Darnall's Chance House Museum Gingerbread Contest and Show, Maryland

Google: Darnall's House Museum, Upper Marlboro, MD Once you find it, go to the website and look up the Gingerbread Contest. I think that you need to register

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Can I Pipe detail royal icing before assemble?

Can I do the royal icing decoration first and assemble after it dried? I have found that hard to pipe royal icing details on after the house has assemble.

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soft gingerbread

Hi Do you have any tips to stop the gingerbread from getting soft once it is baked

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Royal icing

Are there steps to take before applying royal icing lace designs to plain gingerbread houses to prevent them from falling off? Love this site and will

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Tractor

I've seen 3D gingerbread tractors done, but I'd love to have a pattern to follow to make my own. John Deere-type tractors for the farm-boys in our lives.

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Airplane

I've seen gingerbread airplanes done, but I'd love to have a pattern to follow to make my own. Simple single engine Cessna-type planes. Nothing too difficult

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Wine Haunting

My grandma sent me a Halloween gingerbread house kit so I made it.

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The Ghouls Next Door

I entered this house in the 2016 Belleville Gingerbread Walk in Belleville, IL. It won Best of Show. I wanted to make a replica of David Winter's Haunted

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Gingerbread Log Cabin 2017

This year I wanted to attempt a Log Cabin. I took a basic house pattern, added the ledge in front and Chimney. I used Rod Pretzels. There are tricky

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2017 haunted house done by rd Hobbs on display at cub knollwood

This is 3rd one I built, about 100 pounds of gingerbread and icing to put together. Lots of lights and many figures,

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Leaf Gelatin Sheets

Leaf gelatin sheets are one of our favorite gingerbread house decorations.

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does edible molding dough dry enough to put icing over it?

does molding dough dry enough to put icing over it?

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hansel and gretel

hi, im doing a project on hansel and Gretel so I decided to research the realism of a gingerbread/candy house. any information on the topic woul dbe very

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storage of gingerbread house

I live in California where the weather can be really hot at times, is it alright to store the house in the refrig after it has been lacquered and in a

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Mold

What material is best for a gingerbread mold? Silicone? Metal?

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After the holidays....

Can I put the house outside for birds or is that bad for them? Remove candies?

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Can I microwave ginger bread

can I microwave ginger bread

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FREEZING PIECES

HOW LONG CAN BAKED PIECES BE FROZEN BEFORE ASSEMBLING? THANKS!

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substitute shortening for vegetable oil???

I'm making a ginger bread house and it calls for vegetable shortening. The problem is I don't have any. But I do have vegetable oil and lard. Can I substitute?

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soft gingerbread dough

My gingerbread dough is too soft. I've added flour but it won't hold the shape of the cookie .

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Welcome to Diagon Valley

My 14 year old granddaughter designed the pattern and created this gingerbread entry for the Springfield Museum's Annual Gingerbread contest. She won 1st

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Keeping gingerbread ornaments

I bought a premade gingerbread ornament kit, it doesn't have any instruction on how long you can keep them, if you're suppose to eat them? I bought it

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