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MSS08
« on: January 03, 2010 07:43:09 AM »


This is my first entry into a challenge here on craftster!
My fiance and I wanted to make a gingerbread house this year and since we had the time we went all out. He had never made one and I had only made some small graham cracker ones when I was little. We're getting married this October so it was fun to say that it is our first house together.
We made a model first out of brown paper bags then used those pieces to cut out our gingerbread. We used almost 2 batches of a gingerbread recipe and another batch and a half of royal icing.
We worked on it over 3 days...one day to make all the gingerbread pieces and assemble the walls (we used waterbottles to prop them up). One day for the roof and starting to decorate and the last day for more decoration.
We used pretzel sticks, sweet tarts, candy canes, laffy taffys, jolly ranchers, runts, 2 candy cane Christmas trees, and fun size chocolate bars for decorating it.
Some in progress shots...


We appropriately wore aprons with gingerbread men on them that I had made for a family Christmas cookie making day.

It of course had to have a raised deck in the back!

The completed project...

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lyddieonwed
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010 11:23:23 AM »

This is adorable. I especially love the gingerbread you and your fiance. Very nice :-)
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 01:40:40 AM »

Oh I really like this house! It has a cool shape and has it's own style....very nice Smiley

I love the heart made of candy canes at the front walk way....and the deck was a perfect touch...complete with a stack of firewood even!!

What is that hiding to the side...a pond?

Anyways...I thought your house was one of the most original I've seen and it looked like you two had a blast! Great job!
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MrsStash
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 02:23:10 AM »

Your first house together!!! That is so "sweet" Grin!  I especially love the two little ginger-people peeking out of the window!  Wonderful work!
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MSS08
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010 06:12:33 AM »

Thanks for all the gingerbread house love!


Oh I really like this house! It has a cool shape and has it's own style....very nice Smiley

I love the heart made of candy canes at the front walk way....and the deck was a perfect touch...complete with a stack of firewood even!!

What is that hiding to the side...a pond?

Anyways...I thought your house was one of the most original I've seen and it looked like you two had a blast! Great job!
Yes there is a pond on the one side of the house!
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LawrenceKSRealEstate
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010 06:36:09 PM »

I'm not sure what's cuter... you two... or your gingerbread house!

Nice work... I like the heart in front.

Built with true love!
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010 02:18:21 PM »

What an awesome use for those cool peppermint trees. I love those! The house design is awesome, and I love the pattern on the roof!
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Trixzie
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010 11:11:54 PM »

Too cute!
I love the Heart Arch you have too... nice touch!
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