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Topic: My First Ever Gingerbread House  (Read 970 times)
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« on: January 03, 2010 01:51:47 AM »

I was so excited when I found out that the Daring Baker's challenge was to make a gingerbread house. This is something that I really wanted to do this christmas so this was the perfect oppurtunity. I used the recipe which Anna suggested from Good Housekeeping which can be found here http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/spicy-gingerbread-dough-1571?kw=ist. I chose to assemble my house using royal icing instead of sugar syrup and it stayed together great. Bear in mind this is my first time ever making a gingerbread house so it is not a spectacular work of art but I love it!

I used royal icing to draw windows on the front and side walls. I used musk sticks to make a door on the front.

I also used royal icing and smarties to make the lattice pattern on the roof. My lines are not very straight but this is only like the second time I have tried to do piping. Even though it is not perfect the roof is actually my favourite part of the house!

And I used spearmint leaves along both sides of the house to make little gardens. I had so much fun making this house. A lot of other people said that ran into problems when rolling out the dough because it was dry but I didn't have any trouble at all. I am so looking forward to next christmas because I think this gingerbread house making thing might become a christmas tradition!  I already have ideas for next years house.

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010 02:52:01 PM »

This is so lovely! I really like the design of the roof, and the green bits outside the house. I haven't made a gingerbread house since I was a child, so I think next Christmas I have to give this a go...
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