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erdbeerblau
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« on: January 02, 2010 11:21:44 AM »



hi everyone!

when i read about the gingerbread challenge, i just had to enter (my first challenge :-) )
of course, my boyfriend helped me (he cut most of the parts and supervised the oven. we filled a lot of baking trays :-P)


but i had to set a few exra-rules:

rule #1: it has to be portable, as i travelled home for christmas
   i decided to do a village, as little houses are easier to store in a box for hours of driving on mountain roads.
rule #2: it has to taste good, because throwing food away is not an option for me.
   as in my family gingerbread has to taste like gingerbread, i could not use lots of candy or frosting. i just used marzipan and a little sugar icing


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i planned to place the tiny house in front of the trees, but in the end there was no space left. poor little house :-(




"making of" so you can see that i REALLY made it myself. first cake decorating project! jay.

everything before assembling. i counted more than 60 gingerbread parts
(the stars will become the trees later)




everything waiting to be decorated




paaainting! i felt like a little kid playing with watercolours Cheesy
and the gingerbread tastes just slightly sugary with a hint of white rum. yum.




thanks for looking,
have a great year 2010!
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010 11:37:56 AM »

I love the idea of painting on the gingerbread--it gives it a nice folkartsy look!  What did you use for it?
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010 11:52:08 AM »

:-D thanks.
i think i like the antiqued look a lot.

i used a tablespoon of icing (lemon juice and powdered sugar)
mixed with a few drops of food colour and about half an eggcup of white rum
  you know. if the food colour thinks it should taste like food colour, the rum will still be stronger :-P.

and it dries very fast, so the gingerbread won't soak the liquid up
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 04:53:56 PM »

I love it, I just wanna nom your cute gingerbread village!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010 05:23:43 PM »

Ah! Super cute! I have a new respect for gingerbread houses.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010 01:47:03 AM »

awww. thank you :-)
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010 08:10:38 AM »

So cute! I love the little mini house- I feel a little sorry for it, stuck out on it's own Smiley The painting is a great idea, too- good job Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010 08:58:17 AM »

That is so cute!! I love it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010 11:03:46 AM »

So cute! I love the little mini house- I feel a little sorry for it, stuck out on it's own Smiley The painting is a great idea, too- good job Smiley

i love it too, now it has it's own place on a tiny plate under my wannabe-christmas tree :-)
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010 12:29:54 PM »

So cute! I love the little mini house- I feel a little sorry for it, stuck out on it's own Smiley The painting is a great idea, too- good job Smiley

i also like the mini house. Is the roof painted like the others? it looks a little different somehow ...
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