how do I get my ginger bread house roof to stay on????

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by AHappychick, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I am not sure how to brace it so that it does not slide and can dry in the right place. I am not using a kit rather I am doing it all from scratch. I have the 4 walls up but cant get the roof to stay on.

    Thanks

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  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Perhaps you can put a cardboard box or a tin can inside it for support. My son made one once that had part of a milk carton in it.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I used to know this! Right now all I can think of is holding it in place by hand. Sorry.
     
  4. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using to hold it on? I find an "icing" of just a little powdered sugar with just enough water in it to make a thickish paste works really well. You only have to hold it in place for a couple of minutes. It should be almost as thick as toothpaste. Just put a relatively thin line of it on the surfaces that will be sticking together, then gently press the pieces together and hold till they don't slide.

    Otherwise, yeah, as others said, find something just the right height to prop it in place, and let it set, or hold it for a few minutes until it doesn't slide anymore.

    Good luck! I love making gingerbread houses.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    ok well I got one side up. Propped with a few of ds's blocks and some newspaper. I am hoping it sticks.

    I am using a royal icing I made from Organic stuff (sugar, cream of tarter, and eggwhites)

    This is my first time ever doing it.
     
  6. frogs n chickens

    frogs n chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I had the powdered sugar and water suggestion yesterday at my boys school when we were putting together the gingerbread houses there.[​IMG]
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I want pictures!!
     
  8. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I guess I cheat. I use tooth picks for nails and then cover the snapped off end with frosting.
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    all the pics are on the gingerbread contest pots but here is the finished pic [​IMG]

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  10. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! I love gingerbread houses. I love the Thomas train around it. [​IMG]
     

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