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« on: January 03, 2011 09:26:27 AM »

I've never made a gingerbread house before this year, but watching some of the gingerbread challenges on TV made me want to give it a try!  I've always been somewhat scientific, so I made a cardboard model and used it to cut out my gingerbread shapes.  As usual, if I'm going for it, I'm going all in!  I think it turned out really well, and was very excited to find a place to share my creation.







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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011 09:48:02 AM »

Oooh, it's so pretty! I love all the sweet little details. Well done!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011 09:55:43 AM »

I love it! The details are wonderful and I can't believe the architecture of the whole thing! The chimney is awesome. Did you put lights inside of it??

You did a fantastic job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011 12:37:32 PM »

Thank you!  I had a string of miniature white lights that I put inside of there.  The chimney is made out of caramels and the shingles out of chewing gum.  Most of the details are piped on, or were piped onto parchment paper, allowed to dry and then attached to the house.  The windows were made of rock candy that I poured into the openings before I assembled the walls.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011 01:34:20 PM »

Wow, this is gorgeous! I modified your post so others can see your photos without having to go to your gallery.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011 01:49:53 PM »

Oh WOW. I don't know whether to cry, scream, eat it, steal your fingers... That's amazing. The windows, the shingles, the chimney... everything. Amazing. I cannot get over the idea that this is your first gingerbread house! BEST EVER!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011 02:05:15 PM »

This is beautiful!  The details are astounding, and I NEVER would have guessed this was a first try.  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2011 06:59:14 PM »

SO beautiful!  It's just like a dollhouse.  I am so amazed!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2011 01:06:04 AM »

This is so far my favorite! It is just amazingly beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2011 05:07:47 AM »

My favorite! I love these style houses and have never seen one in a gingerbread form. I love the candy cane front porch, and the light in the windows. Truly a work of art! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2011 08:13:56 AM »

How delightful! It is so charming. I want to go live in it  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2011 11:58:25 AM »

That's gorgeous, I would also love to live there.
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011 01:47:12 PM »

wow wee! Shocked no way this is your first time! it looks like one of those houses you drive past in the winter just knowing that the people in there are having one of those old style dress up balls the kind with masks and all! love all hte candy detail
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011 02:59:52 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous. This is Good Housekeeping worthy. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011 03:47:08 PM »

THAT is beautiful. Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011 04:03:21 PM »

So beautiful and realistic looking. I'd love to live there.
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011 06:16:43 PM »

GORGEOUS!
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011 08:34:11 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the details that you put into the top with icing. I was really blown away with this. I also love the shingle gum - ingenious!
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2011 02:02:37 AM »

GUAUU ITS REALLY GOOD..O MY GOD..I NEVER CAN DO IT HAHAHA
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2011 03:42:11 AM »

Absolutely amazing, and incredible that this is your first one..I must ask: did you eat it?
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2011 04:36:14 AM »

this is so amazing I'm not sure I can find words!
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2011 07:55:28 AM »

I too watched some of the gingerbread creations on tv - you certainly have done an excellent job.   I have brought a kit one for my granddaughter and will have a go with her if she and her mum have not done it yet.  We do not usually have these in the UK, and as I am living in Spain at the moment have had to wait to have a go.   They certainly do not have it here, although getting more into Christmas so you never know.

Looks too good to eat though.

You have inspired me to have a go when I get home to UK. Smiley   thanks.
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2011 08:28:58 AM »

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments!!  This really is my first gingerbread house, but I have some experience with wedding cakes, so this wasn't too far a stretch for me.  We haven't eaten it partly because I'm always baking something up and partly because the royal icing is hard and not our taste.  Smiley  I can't wait for next year to try another one. 
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2011 11:25:41 AM »

didn't read all the replies so maybe you've answered this but holy cow batman does that thing light up? Shocked

i would live there, love the icicles and the iron work on top!
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2011 06:14:22 AM »

I can see this on the front cover of magazines! It's amazing, even more so that it's your first one! Just, wow!
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011 04:21:14 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011 10:37:56 AM »

I love the little lamps in the windows the most - lamps or candles?
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2011 11:29:04 AM »

Amazing! And for being your first... it's even more incredible Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2011 01:06:10 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2011 03:03:13 AM »

Amazing! I love the work you done with all the icicles!
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2011 06:07:59 PM »

That's beautiful!!
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2011 02:34:17 PM »

Totally love it! I can really see where your scientific side comes in handy, I would want to live in this if I could:-)
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2011 01:07:20 PM »

Wow, that's gorgeous! I would love to stay there myself, particularly at Christmas (it does remind me of a B&B I stayed in on Prince Edward Island though....)
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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2011 12:36:51 PM »

This is outstanding, and even more gobsmackingly so for being your first ever gingerbread house. Wow. I too want to live in this house now.
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2011 10:43:12 AM »

this is diivine it just makes me go mmmmmm and feel all warm and comfy and snuggly evertime i look at it. i want to live in this house thats why you get my vote its totally jaw droppingly mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i can imagine little parties and fancy soirees going on it this house. people singing around an old piano. comfy snuggles in front the open log fire, licking the icing off the walls...sorry i mean its great vote vote vote Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2011 07:24:32 AM »

Thanks everyone for the awesome comments!  I've already started to plan out my house for next year.   Smiley
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