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« on: January 03, 2012 01:49:39 PM »

This year my fiance and I decided to make a gingerbread BARN from scratch. I have wanted to try out sculpting with marzipan, so we made the animals out of that. They are so cute! (If I don't say so myself.) Hope you enjoy. The pics didn't come out the greatest, but here they are.















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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012 01:58:51 PM »

That is totally adorable!! Great job! I caved and did the "gingerbread house kit" this year ...I'm so ashamed.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012 02:30:53 PM »

This is awesome I love it!!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012 03:27:21 PM »

CUTE OVERLOAD!! The barn is adorable and the animals are insanely cute. I hope you don't eat them!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012 09:48:59 PM »

I love those marzipan animals! Especially the chickens. I'll have to try sculpting with that sometime. Nice work. How did you make the cylindrical shape of the silo? 
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012 06:21:00 AM »

Glad you like! For the silo, we made about 20 circle cookies and stacked them. Then, we took a cheese grater and "sanded" the edges. We discovered this trick last year and it really works well! If the edges of the house get a bit warped in the baking process, just grate the edges flat so that all the pieces fit. Also, I forgot to mentioned that we made the shrubbery and trees out of a rice-crispies-like recipe. Instead of rice crispies, we used various "twig" cereals to achieve the right texture. Add green food coloring and a sprinkle of powered sugar, and there you go! I wish I had taken pictures of the process, but I didn't realize I would be posting here.   
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012 06:53:47 AM »

Never thought of "sanding" those warped places! And the shrubs look great. I just noticed the pig sty, which is simply adorable. Everything is so nicely done. Thank you for sharing those helpful tips. And the best of luck to you!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012 11:16:24 AM »

That is so cute!  I love the silo...and the animals...and the barn!  It's an adorable scene!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012 12:10:08 AM »

Adorable. And quite intricate! Good job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012 08:45:57 AM »

The little sheep remind me of Shaun the Sheep!
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