A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News Announcement: Crafting your Halloween costume this year?  Enter it for a chance to win prizes!  Read the spooktacular details here.
Total Members: 308,412
Currently Running With Scissors:
516 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: The Addam's Family Christmas  (Read 5035 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: January 05, 2010 01:24:34 PM »

I made this gingerbread house with two of my friends after the style of a Victorian Mansion. (really he only thing that makes it Addam's Family is Lurch standing in the front yard... but isn't he cool?)

I've never made gingerbread from scratch before but it turned out pretty good. Also I realize the walls are sightly bare....but we ran out of icing sugar and then time....so it shall be as it stands. We're pretty happy with it, given that we've only ever used kits before.

here's the main view. you can easily see our caramel block garden wall and rock candy pillars and pathway, as well as Lurch and the spearmint leaf and icing tree. Cheesy

rolling dough

my friend cutting fiddly bits

Lurch in the front yard

the front entrance. we used candy ribbon for the lattice under the porch and candy canes to support the porch roof. caramels for the front steps and a carved front door right into the gingerbread

the windows are made from rice paper coloured with food colouring and stuck to the inside using icing. there was a battery-powered tea-light inside that gave a flickery firelight look through the windows.

and finally a side ish view. you can clearly see the porch, tree and a couple bushes, one of our snowmen and the soy-chocolate roof tiles (soy was cheaper lol)

hope you enjoy! we worked hard for three days and had a lot of fun and sugar rushes in the process. Cheesy Thanks!


Offline Offline

Posts: 122
Joined: 09-Oct-2004

keep calm and carry a wand

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010 01:29:17 PM »

that loooks soooo gooooood. i havent ever made homemade gingerbread, but i bet it's just as delicious as it is pretty!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 6937
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010 01:35:19 PM »

Holy Stih! that is crazy cool! Everything is amazing! I especially love the windows!
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010 08:59:47 AM »

What a great house!  I especially like the use of the caramels and the peppermint stick pillars holding up the porch!
I am what I am, I be what I be.
Offline Offline

Posts: 756
Joined: 25-Feb-2007

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010 06:51:10 PM »

Wow you guys must have put a lot of effort and time into that gingerbread house! You can tell, especially all the windows being cut out and in the right spots.  Nice job!  One of my favourites.

Sarah Wink
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010 06:56:03 PM »

haha i freaking love it!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 07:46:21 AM »

haha i freaking love it!!!!!!

hey, I know you! lol when did you get on craftster?

« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010 05:17:56 PM »

Great work, looks yummy!

Warning: Attention Deficit Crafter.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.