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Topic: Gingerbread Cottage from Hansel and Gretel!  (Read 3474 times)
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« on: January 06, 2012 08:19:02 AM »

So, I was looking for an excuse to make a gingerbread house when I saw this challenge - perfect!  It being the holidays I had plenty of time to spare, so I went a little crazy on this one. It is 100% edible, apart from the tray and foil, and took about 4 hours from making the gingerbread to putting the final decorations on. I'm really proud of this since it's only the second gingerbread house I have ever done, and I learned a lot for the next time Smiley The gate and weathervane were made by piping royal icing onto baking parchment and leaving it to dry, while the windows and icicles are melted glacier mints.  Unfortunately, the roof sags a teeny bit in the middle, since I used quite a 'soft' gingerbread recipe, so as not to break my teeth whilst eating it. The edible glitter and gold powder on the roof tiles don't show up well in the pictures, but did look fab in real life Smiley The railings are of course broken on purpose, so as to add a sinister air to the cottage  Wink Comments and critiques very welcome, Enjoy! (Sorry if this is too many pictures)

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 08:39:06 AM »

That as an amazing weather vane. You should be totally proud of this gingerbread house. It's really cool and the gate is totally my favourite part cause it looks fantastic. Stellar!

« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 04:27:09 PM »

The weathervane and gate are so very clever, and very nicely done! I like the vines climbing up the walls.  I love it---a beautiful little cottage.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012 05:05:51 AM »

I love the railings and weathervane! Brilliant piping skills.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012 07:44:53 AM »

Thanks for the lovely comments Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012 02:00:10 PM »

This is awesome!  The royal icing bits are gorgeous, and the icicles are so clever!

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012 07:14:14 PM »

Great idea adding the weathervane. I love it. The details really bring it to life. I think the fence is my favorite part!
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012 06:51:15 PM »

Love love love the weather vane.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012 07:49:42 AM »

What a cool gingerbread house! Love all those little details such as the icicles and the gate. Well done.

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