by Winifred
(Middletown, De . USA)

I already have a gingerbread house that was a gift. Is there any way that I can cut the windows safely to use lights or maybe melted candy? Or can
I just apply the lights or candy as is without cutting as I am afraid of breaking it.

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Dec 13, 2011
Use a sharp knife & be careful
by: Angela

Baked gingerbread actually yields itself well to carving and shaping. I use a box cutter knife to cut out the window holes for melting candy for stained glass windows. You can also sand the edges for a nice, mitered joint (if your are that persnickety about the fit and finish). Just be careful when cutting close to the edges of your pieces. Don't cut TOWARD the edge of a wall or put force on the edge as it will likely break off. Cut toward the middle of the baked piece. Score a line then progressively cut deeper with each pass of the knife.

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