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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 58 ENTRIES / Cozy Thatched Roof Cottage on: January 05, 2011 11:15:18 AM
Cozy Thatched-Roof Cottage




This is the first gingerbread house I've built in years!  I'm not a three-dimensional crafter, so it took some time to come up with the pattern.  In order to make sure everything would fit together (and stand up!), I cut the pattern from boxes and taped it all together to make sure it would really work! 

  Here it is...waiting to be assembled


Construction is almost complete!  I can't recommend using Wilton Meringue powder enough in your royal icing.  It dries fast and tough!  I was able to construct the whole house, including the roof, in just a few hours.


Once it was constructed, the decorating began.  I wanted something cottage-y and textured- no bright colors and peppermint candies here!  I used full size shredded wheat (split in half) to make the thatched roof and that went on first. I then worked on the chocolate dormers for the upper windows and the entryway roof.  I used chocolate melt discs and chocolate chips




I used jelly belly jelly beans to craft the lower stone walls that make up the house; the top portion is pretzel and icing "stucco and timber" construction. 




The back of the house.  I wanted the chimney to poke through the thatch; the chimney itself it constructed of a gingerbread frame covered in chocolate covered raisins. 


I made stained glass windows all over the house.  My favorite it the big picture window on the left side!  I love the little details like the window boxes filled with holiday greenery, and the snow and icicles on the roof.



This made a lovely centerpiece for my holiday table.  It looked beautiful all lit up!


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