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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal template with elephants in the front

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Upright piano

We are hoping to make gingerbread pianos as teacher gifts. We love the grand piano, but with 10 to make we might need a more simple pattern

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Gingerbread flour

I have seen recipes for gingerbread pastillage that calls for gingerbread flour. Is it just ground up gingerbread dough?

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Santa's Enchanted Tiki Room

Welcome to Santa's Enchanted Tiki Room. His cool hangout at the North Pole. You will see him here after Christmas unwinding a little while enjoying a Mai

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Gingerbread Windows

What is the best way to make sure your gingerbread windows are perfect after you bake them? Last year I pre-cut mine and the dough grew together.

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Clear windows

Clear windows please Thank you Marsha

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Storage of gingerbread houses pieces 6 weeks ahead?

Can I store, wrapped or unwrapped, baked pieces of gingerbread house? For how long? Don’t have much freezer space. Tnx. Sue

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Statue of Liberty

This years gingerbread house do the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty is out of layers of royal icing

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How long can I bake and freeze ginger bread

Meant to pre bake my gingerbread for my house how long will it last?

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Wedding Chapel

This creation is an order of mine for a lady who is gifting it to her son and daughter-in- law that are getting married.

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Skeleton Faints When Seeing Creature From Black Lagoon

My 6 yr. old twin grandchildren are so sad that Halloween isn't going to be celebrated in our area this year so I wanted to cheer them up a bit with a

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Skeleton Faints Whe n He Sees Creature From Black Lagoon

My 6 yr. old grandsons are so sad that Halloween isn’t taking place this year that I wanted to make them a spooky house to cheer them up a bit ..... it

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LEGO gingerbread house

I make gingerbread houses out of LEGO. @brickerparker

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Wedding Chapel

This is a wedding chapel I made with my own pattern. I made if for a client. It will be a wedding present for her child who's getting married soon.

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Wedding Chapel

This is a wedding gift for my client's son and daughter-in-law.

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Wafer/rice paper windows?

Hello! Has anyone ever tried to make semi-opaque windows? I’m looking to make a halloween house and want to do “frosted” windows with shadow cutouts

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Dusty 6 month Old Gingerbread House Salvageable?

Hi, I have a 6 month old Gingerbread house, made from a kit, that has been sitting on my counter collecting dust. Just wondering if I can still salvage

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Stylized Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University

My family has been making gingerbread houses for 50 years. To celebrate, my son came back for the Christmas holiday wanting to make our largest gingerbread

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The Sweetest Jake Bake

I turned an idea into a project.I thought it would be a sweet surprise for my hair stylist. This is a replica of his salon. 2020 will be his 10th year

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First one!

Grand daughter and my daughter decorated it this morning then I went to town with the extra frosting and candies!

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Soft gingerbread

A lady gave us these gingerbread cookies for a gift won’t get me the recipe. They are soft and have a darker centre also soft cut into strips about 4

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Any advice on how to keep ants away from a decorated house? In Alabama, and the ants have been getting in my house lately… I really want to build a house

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I used a mold and it came out too soft. How can I re-bake This without the dough spreading and losing the detail.

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First year cutting out my own designs for the kids and I!

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crumbling ginger bread

how do you keep ginger bread from crumbling?

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Pieces too soft

My house pieces are too soft. Help!

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How to cut gingerbread dough

I'm having a hard time keeping the shape of the piece when cutting it out. the corners drag out and it is hard to get everything back to correct shape.

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Premade kits

How can I soften my premade gingerbread house so I can cut it into a different shape

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Victorian Farmhouse

Based on a design from The Gingerbread Architect by Susan Matheson and Lauren Chattman.

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