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evaberry
« on: January 03, 2012 11:04:14 PM »

This idea came to me when I saw the shape my gingerbread house was going to take.

 

I made these two houses for my friends as Christmas presents (although I'm only entering the Snoopy one in the challenge). I've never made a house before, so these could do with some fine-tuning... I made the pattern myself out of cardboard.

It is entirely edible, except for the base which is a small heart-shaped metal plate. I thought it looked a bit like a wrought-iron fence. The whole thing is quite small, perhaps 5-6 inches tall.

 


The snowballs on the ground are sugar-coated toffee sweets, and the snowman at the back is also made of them. The "glue" and snow are royal icing. You can't see it in the pictures, but the windows have yellow "glass" made out of crushed boiled sweets. Snoopy himself is made out of a double layer of gingerbread - I cut two shapes using a cardboard pattern I made myself and stuck them together with icing. The black bits are cut out of liquorice. The red roofing is made out of that long flat red liquorice. I bought a metre thinking it was quite a lot, but it turned out not to be enough! The lights are small fruit sweets.

I wanted to make more stuff outside the house but in the end I couldn't fit anything else on the plate. I should have made the house even smaller!

 

I think the recipient liked it. I hope she eats it, too!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 02:28:50 AM »

Snoopy is really cute. I love the idea.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012 04:37:49 AM »

Love that!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012 07:03:53 AM »

I'm sure the recipient was happy to get this!  Both tiny houses are very cute and so nicely done. I myself just discovered the long flat sugared licorice that you used and will be finding more ways to use it in future gingerbread projects.  It worked very well for you for the roof.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012 09:58:57 AM »

I so started singing the charlie brown theme song when I saw this! It's totally amazing. The detail is just fabulous on this. I love snoopy and I think the little frosty on the back is adorable. Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012 10:15:31 AM »

This is so sweet! Snoopy is cute, and I especially like the roof and the lights. It's just the perfect size!
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012 02:01:43 PM »

This is so cute!  Snoopy takes the cake!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012 10:45:09 AM »

This is wonderful! I'm such a Snoopy fan, and this looks lovely. The details are great, and the red roof looks perfect! The presentation on the heart plate is terrific, and it does look like wrought iron fencing. I'm sure your friend loved this, I know I would!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012 02:08:30 PM »

So sweetly nostalgic!  A family in our town is known for the huge snoopy they put on their roof each Christmas. It is always a much anticipated sight for all of us 70's children!
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012 08:45:29 PM »

What an adorable idea! So cute. I love Snoopy Smiley.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012 07:11:15 AM »

I love your gingerbread snoopy, and his house too.  Great job.
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