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post #106 of 473
Mattie I love your castle! You did a fantastick job on it. I went out and got the stuff to do the haunted clock tower today. I plan on starting it Sun. I just hope mine turns out half as good as yours.
post #107 of 473
I was so happy to find this topic. Here in Utah there is a thing called The Festival of Trees and everyone donates decorated Christmas trees and gingerbread houses to be auctioned off and all proceeds go to Primary Childrens Hospital (they take anyone whether you have insurance or not). I remember going to the festival once when I was 12 and looking at the gingerbread houses and being totally amazed by what people had done and thinking one day I was going to make a gingerbread house to donate. I was actually thinking maybe I would give it a try this year and so I was thinking about starting a topic on this exact thing. I am definately going to watch this thread. You guys have some amazing talent. Thanks for all the great ideas and info already.
post #108 of 473
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread. Every couple of weeks I use the search function to see if there have been any new entries about gingerbread. Was thrilled to find this!

I wish the powers that be would consider a seperate section on Gingerbread like they did for the cookies and cupcake interests.

I have pre-ordered THE GINGERBREAD ARCHITECT book due out later this month and really looking forward to getting it.
post #109 of 473
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Originally Posted by ziggytarheel

The thread is so long now. Forgive me if by some strange chance, this has been discussed.

I would love to make a gingerbread house. I really would. When my kids were little, I was only brave enough to use graham crackers. icon_surprised.gif

Since that time, I've developed a severe allergy to eggs. Baking with eggs (for other people) isn't so bad, because the eggs are pretty controlled. But I have avoided using royal icing because...well, I make a mess of things. I don't think it is a good idea for me to have so much contact with eggs. And I'm not even comfortable with the idea of gloves while using RI. Like I said, I make a mess.

Does anyone have an egg free alternative for icing/glue for gingerbread houses?

I would be so happy if someone had an idea!



meringue power is the only other way that i know.


I found this site for you maybe something here can help you:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2280791_egg-substitutes-vegan-egg-allergies.html
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post #110 of 473
Thanks jewels and justgale. I had a really fun time doing the castle. At first I thought of doing it as sort of a cinderella theme but since it is near halloween I decided to do a haunted castle instead. I'm glad I got a picture as soon as i finished it, because the next morning when I got up the fountain was drooping. I guess it wasnt completely dry or the gel softened it.
post #111 of 473
Good luck with the tower. I cant wait to see how it turns out.
post #112 of 473
Just for the record, y'all have me inspired to try my hand at gingerbread this year! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #113 of 473
Go for it bob. You'll have so much fun.
post #114 of 473
[quote="momvarden"]
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Originally Posted by ziggytarheel

The thread is so long now. Forgive me if by some strange chance, this has been discussed.

I would love to make a gingerbread house. I really would. When my kids were little, I was only brave enough to use graham crackers. icon_surprised.gif

Does anyone have an egg free alternative for icing/glue for gingerbread houses?

I would be so happy if someone had an idea!



someone on here said that they glue together their houses with candy melts. Said you don't have to wait nearly as long for it to harden up. I have little to no patience when it comes to drying time so I thought I might try it with my tower. Hopefully I'll find time Sun. to work on it.
Sherri
post #115 of 473
Thanks for the help! I look forward to looking through that website. Unfortunately, meringue powder has egg whites in it. icon_sad.gif

The candy melts sound like a great idea! Maybe I can get that to work.

Thanks so much to both of you.
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post #116 of 473
Mattie1, thanks for the help. I have one of those mats, I will have to look for it. Another question for you: When you painted the castle did you do it before or after you glued it together?
post #117 of 473
I painted it before I put it together. I also painted the seams with thin RI as well. when it was completely dry I used a brush to dry brush the black thinned gel on just for an aged effect.
post #118 of 473
Here are some construction pictures.
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post #119 of 473
Mattie (okay this is a stupid question), what did you paint it with?
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post #120 of 473
I used thin gray RI and just painted it on with a small brush.
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