I finished the clock tower this morning but I keep getting a scan disk is full error when I try to bring up my picture to resize it. I ran a disk clean up but that didn't help. I'm defragmenting now but have to leave for work. Hopefully I can get the promblem fixed tonight and post a picture.
The little dog from The Nightmare Before Christmas would be cute done in fondant for a dog house. I'd do the house the same as a regular house, boarded up and all that. Have to think of some other ideas....
I'm finely home from work and have the computer fixed.
Originally Posted by Honeydukes
LOVE the tower, Kelly. Looks very cool. And kinda hard, too.
Honey it was challanging to say the least. 20 pieces to put together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Actully putting it together was the easy part. It was cutting them all out and baking that took forever. My stone impression matt wasn't very good and most of the desgin cooked out. My stained glass windows didn't work either. I decorated all the pieces each chocolate covered sunflower seed at a time before I put the everything together. Then entire thing took me about 15 hours with time to try out a recipe for maple leaf butter cookies, do two loads of laundry, two episodes of Charmed on tv and dinner added in. This is only the second time I've ever tackeled something of this size. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The only thing I am disapointed in is that I ran out of black royal iceing so I couldn't do the back section of fence on the top. Otherwise all the sides are the same. I added the bat and ghost to the front only. A big thanks to Mattie for all her advice, to Kelly for the template and to whoever it was that suggested using the candy melts to glue it together. I love that idea, made it so much easier and faster. Hope you like it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it now that it is done. I didn't scale down the template at all and the finished tower is 2ft. 4 in. high.
I've been asked to do a Haunted Gingerbread Dog House for an upcoming Barkin Bash. Any ideas??
What is a Barkin Bash? I found this at pupslife.com I don't know if your wanting to do the dog house for humans or for dogs. For humans I would do it basicly like a reg. house. If your wanting to make something for dogs I have several doggie cookie recipes I could send you. We have people come in at work and buy thier dogs birthday cakes so why not a gingerbread house? Anyway it's late and I'm stalling on doing a bathtub cake.
The Barkin Bash is a Halloween party for dogs at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis MD to benefit the dog park. There will be K9 demos and costume contests. My girl scout troop (I'm a brownie leader) went to Fidos for Freedom to see how they train service dogs and we are having a table to sell their calendars, some homemade dog treats (made by the girls) and I was asked to make a gingerbread dog house that we can raffle off.
I was going to do a dog edible one but was concerned about using royal icing so I'm making it for human consumption this time. Maybe next year.
I have never tried candy melts to put it together with. Was it easier than RI?
It was so much easier. No mixing or powder sugar mess. I just put the candy melts in a disposible bag, closed the end with a rubberband and zaped it in the microwave until they were melted. I snipped off the end of the bag and was good to go. It took a bag and a half for the tower so you could probably get by with just one bag for most houses. I used the light cocoa, but they have some peanutbutter ones what would closely match the gingerbread, or you could always go with white or the colored ones. The best thing about using the candy melts is the pieces where hard and moveable in about an hour.
Okay, I have (what is probably a stupid) question, but with all the cool blueprints and such out for the various gingerbread structures, can these things be made in other mediums like gumpaste for example?