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Mushroom House

A fellow farmer's market vendor asked me to make him a mushroom house for the holidays. After some direction, I was able to provide him with what he desired..,

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Santa Visits Venice, Italy

I was deciding what to do for this year's entry and my friend had the idea to do Santa in a gondola in Venice, Italy. I decided to add the famous Rialto

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gingerbread house

do I have to put the ginger bread house in the fridge the night I made it or can it stay out all night?

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Royal Icing disaster!

I made two different recipes for royal icing and had the same problem!! My icing didn’t get hard enough quick enough and it sagged...I was across the

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two story house with porch and front steps

We saw a really interesting two-story house with a porch and front steps when we looked at google images. It has your company's web address underneath,

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The Gingerbread Castle with our family crest

We enjoyed 3 days over Thanksgiving vacation with much of our family and a couple of friends helping in the process. We had so much fun making decisions

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The "Parrish" Place 2018

I created this house for a high school classmate. She wanted one to resemble her house. Gingerbread and fondant with royal icing and candy windows.

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Why does the icing that I put on the gingerbread house, go a bit yellow after 2 weeks

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If I don't open a gingerbread house box how long will the ingredients last? I will be opening the box on December 21 and I don't know how many days in

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gingerbread men cookies getting hard after wrapping

I've used same recipe for years. The last 2-3 years, once the cookies are baked, cooled, decorated...still soft, I wrap each with plastic wrap (always

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Carousel Horses

How do you secure Gingerbread horses to the top and bottom of a carousel. I tried to royal ice 2 pieces of candy cane (as I could not find 7 candy canes

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Cutting windows out of pre-made gingerbread houses?

Hi - we have a hard core gingerbread house competition every year and one of the requirements is that everyone start with the same pre-made gingerbread

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Fire Station

Hi, retired firefighter and wanted to know if you had any fire related ginger bread houses. Thanks, Aaron

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can you freeze the gingerbread?

I'd like to make the gingerbread house parts beforehand and freeze. Once thawed will they be ok for assembling?

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Christmas around the world

Beach house template, my very first gingerbread house. I entered this in a contest and won 2nd prize. The second picture is the same template but with

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varnishing a gingerbread house to preserve it ?

Hi I need to make a gingerbread house early. It's not going to be eaten only for display purposes and I want to stop it going bendy? Please can someone

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Food safe armatures

Hi, I am hesitant to use many of the materials used to make armatures for elaborate cakes, like styrofoam and various wires. I'm looking for food safe

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storing as a gift

what sorta box, or how should i keep it steady in a box, when giving it to someone as a gift.

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Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...that's what Christmas is made of

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How do you make gingerbread house airtight in the freezer? Box it's in is 9 x 8 x 7.5

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preserve a decorated gingerbread house

What are the steps I should take to preserve my granddaughters decorated Gingerbread House she made this 2017 Christmas?

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The Great Fire of London(!)

Every Christmas I make a gingerbread house, the theme of which is decided by my daughter (whose birthday is on 28th Dec). This year, for her 9th birthday,

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Gingerbread unopened kit: can it be stored in refrigerator for next year

Can I store an unopened gingerbread kit in refrigerator or freezer for next year ?

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Can I use Crisco instead of butter when making gingerbread houses?

Can I use Crisco instead of butter when making gingerbread houses? If so, how much crisco do i use?

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My gingerbread is getting humidity and getting soft then falling apart how can I prevent it getting humidity

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rewarming gingerbread

Can you rewarm previously made gingerbread if you find it is bowed and doesn't fit together well?

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how can i store a gingerbread house for next year?

How can I store my gingerbread house for next year?

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What date should I make my gingerbread house?

As for it not to be stale on Christmas day.

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Reindeer Flight School

This year my creation is called Reindeer Fligbt School. I dreamt it up after watching the tv show Rudolf. I ended up winning first place and viewer's choice

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how long do does it take for the gingerbread to harden?

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