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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 in.by

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HOW TO KEEP ANTS AWAY!?

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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Underdone

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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2019

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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More Shitake Farm Photos

I helped Ami rotate her photos.

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Shitake Farmstead

A friend who sells mushrooms commissioned me to make a mushroom house that looked like a shitake mushroom. I agreed. I made him one last yr.that he really

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Magarine vs Butter

A couple recipes I have seen for gingerbread uses margarune instead of butter. Is margarine more suited for gingerbread because of the lack of dairy and

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How to dry out gingerbread

What temp is needed to dry out gingerbread

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Sweet Retreat

I always give away my gingerbread houses, so its important that everything used is 100% edible. No plastic pieces for kids to accidentally swallow. This

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Animal Fun

I wanted to do something different, so voila. Note that its movie time for the creatures, but its safe for them outside because the lion king has house

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Winter Lighthouse

We vacationed in Nova Scotia for many years and it is a place near and dear to my heart. On the east coast where we stayed the shores are rocky there are

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Gingerbread Houses

What would be the best way to send assembled, decorated gingerbread houses home with people? Are there boxes or something available to put them in?

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spray freeze

Do you ever use a food safe canned aerosol 'freeze' for affixing details? I have seen it used on TV shows during baking competitions. It is expensive

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gingerbread for houses getting too soft

why is my gingerbread for houses getting soft? I made an alternative honey and coconut oil GB using very little leavening. I baked, cut, prepped, and

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Jack Skellington Ghost House

Had great fun making this house early in October to begin my 5 yr old grandchildren’s Halloween celebrations.…and I tried to include their current spooky

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First Baptist Church of Carlton

This is the first Baptist Church of Carlton that will be celebrating our susquecenntenial in 2020. For Christmas this year, I would like to make a gingerbread

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Christmas Wedding

Hello! I'm getting married this December, and I love the idea of having a gingerbread house as our card box! Do you have any templates or ideas that

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Curving gingerbread

How do you create a tall curved cylinder out of gingerbread?

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What is gingerbread flour?

What is gingerbread flour?

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Ginger bread kits for 2019

Can I buy 5 kits now and save them for 12 minths?

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MY ORDER WILL NOT DOWNLOAD

I ordered the download of the full template package of the houses. It will not download. Please email me a the patterns. Kyla Shay

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Bubbles in baked gingerbread pieces.

I used a silicon mold for my very first attempt at gingerbread. Everything went well until I took it out of the oven and 3 pieces were bubbled up so that

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Mortar options WITHOUT sugar

Are there any “gluing” options that don’t call for sugar? Chocolate may work, but it has the potential to melt in the summer heat.

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