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This years gingerbread house is approximately 21" tall by 22" wide.
Details of front porch, gate and window boxes.
Details of roof and left side of house.
Template of house made by my dad
Supports and base created by my dad to support a 21" tall structure.
Laying out gingerbread shingles for design.
Non stick aluminum is perfect for baking the pieces.
Crushed and sifted butterscotch candies and melted into candy windows.
A microplane grater is perfect for refining edges of baked gingerbread.
Brown royal icing is used for construction of house.
Pieces ready for construction.
We use melted isomalt nibs from CakePlay for the initial hold of the pieces then go over with brown royal icing for a secure finish.
Adding gingerbread shingles to roof using brown royal icing.
Decorated shutters for all the windows!
Ready to attach shutters using melted isomalt nibs.
Royal icing flowers for flower boxes.
Flower boxes finished. All shutters are attached.
My dad created a mold to help make the towers.
Evergreen swags are made from rolled snakes of green fondant then cut with a razor. To finish I used a small scissors to cut little notches down the center of swag.
Posted at 01:38 PM | Permalink
Here is a sneak peak at my gingerbread house that is currently under construction.
If you would like some tips and tricks on how to build your own house you can check out my link here.
Here are some links to my past gingerbread houses if you are looking for some creative inspiration!
Gingerbread House 2014
Gingerbread House 2013
Gingerbread House 2012
Gingerbread House 2011
Gingerbread House 2010
Gingerbread House 2009
Gingerbread House 2008
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