how far in advance can you bake gingerbread before using it

We are having our homeschool christmas party and plan on all of the children making gingerbread houses. I will be baking all of the gingerbread pieces to be assembled and was wondering how far in advance I can bake them. I have to make about 25 houses and that doesn't allow for me to bake them the night before. Thank you!

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Dec 06, 2017
Gingerbread house forms
by: Emma

Thank you, your suggestions were very helpful in making the houses for Christmas, a week before Christmas. I will be making 12 house forms. So after cooling I will wrap them in celafane. Do I put them in the refrig. or leave them out? My grandkids will be decorating these houses on Christmas Day.

Thank you once again.


Nov 16, 2012
25 houses
by: Anonymous

Last month I made 25 houses for a group of cub scouts and baking 200 pieces of gingerbread took me a week. I didn't bake all day each day, but to try not to stress out with it, I baked all the sides one day, the the fronts another....etc. It helps to stay a little organized. If this is for Christmas, I would start the first week of December.
Good'll be so happy you did it.

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