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Topic: 4th Annual Gingerbread House! (with upgrades!)  (Read 965 times)
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« on: February 03, 2009 07:34:42 PM »

Hey guys!

I haven't posted for a LONG time so it's good to be back!

I just wanted to share with you guys the gingerbread that my girlfriend and I created over winter break.  This is our 4th year baking a gingerbread house, and each year it gets a little bit better.  I usually draw out a design first and construct a model out of paper.  We then make the gingerbread from scratch, cut out the pieces and bake them.  We then use royal icing to put it all together.  We always try to make everything (so no toothpicks or glue or anything! =P)  The whole process usually takes us 8-10 hours!

This year we had a few new additions.  The biggest one was translucent candy pane windows with internal lighting!  We soldered together two 9 volts and 12 red and green LEDs hooked up to a switch.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Paper model

Cutting the gingerbread

Wiring the lighting

Finished! -- Front view

Top view

Side view

And with the lights on!

And the builders!

If you're interested, I made a quick 15 second video tour of the house:
(my first Youtube video ever!)

Thanks for taking a look at our gingerbread house!

p.s. Here are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd annual gingerbread houses too!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2009 07:40:18 PM by silverflame » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 07:48:23 PM »

these are all amazing. so creative and patient....

great job!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 08:20:03 PM »

wow. great houses.

« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 09:20:42 PM »

Aww! How Fun!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009 10:10:31 AM »

Great job on all of the houses!  I wish I had the talent to do that; my kids would go wild for a project like that.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 01:39:08 PM »

Great job.....Looks like Its time to enter a competition!
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009 03:56:03 AM »

Wow, all the details. and the whole construction, and even illuminated! This is fantastic!
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