Gingerbread Houses--Anyone Make 'Em?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Peaches Lee, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I've started off my Christmas cookie bake-a-thon with building two Gingerbread houses!

    Some things I have learned from making them from scratch are:

    -Make a cardboard blueprint of your house first.

    -Let the bread harden/stale so it's less likely to break during construction.

    -Use a nice stiff frosting!

    Mine are not finished yet, so I will post photos later. But, if anyone has pictures from this year or whenever, I'd love to see them!
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    My mom has always made gingerbread houses. She even makes little people out of fondant and candy. Almond bark makes the best "glue".
     
  3. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I'd love to work with some fondant! I mean I've put it on a cake but "figures" would be cool. Nice tip about the Almond Bark, never thought of that! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    Not exactly a gingerbread house, different ingreds.........but it was fun - made it a couple of years ago.

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  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I got a kit at TSC. DD and I are going to make it this weekend. [​IMG]
     
  6. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a kit at Bulk Barn.
    It looks just like two kids who made it, with no instruction! Love it,
     
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom made one with my kids the last time she babysat them. It was really neat. Unfortunately it didn't make it to Christmas as it tasted so darn good we ate it!
     
  8. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the picture--very creative. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I don't bake mine... I'm one of those lazy fluff-butts that buy 'em in a package. [​IMG]

    I'm a great baker, if I say so myself. But I either can't find a good gingerbread recipe, or a I just can't bake it.
     
  10. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't make them, but I do like to eat them! Does that make me a home wrecker or just in the demolition industry? [​IMG]
     

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