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post #196 of 479
Parable, what a great display!! Very cool!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #197 of 479
Thanks bob!

Here is the link to the video and pictures the local news made of the gingerbread extravaganza:

http://www.jacksonville.com/community/


As for my secret of the tornedo. The RKT structure was molded on a PVC pipe bolted to the bottom board and a bracket screwed into the top of the pipe and a 4" x 6" metal plate super glued onto the bracket. The top of the pipe was first cut at an angle so the metal plate would be at an angle to hold the house. The house was on a foamcore board that was super glued onto the metal plate. Other than humidity, that sucker isn't goin' anywhere.

The idea came from those who have shared their instructions for the pouring coke can cakes. Thanks CC family.
post #198 of 479
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haha parable, that is AWESOME! how creative!
post #199 of 479
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well i finally finished what i consider the unfun part of it all. i have it all put together and ready to decorate! i've even got all the rice crispy treat "furniture" finished and ready for fondant, just no pictures of them yet.

heres the house so far.
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post #200 of 479
Hi all! I just wanted to post a pic of one of my finished projects for this year- I'm kind of excited and proud of it- it's in my gallery, too.
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post #201 of 479
Everyone's stuff looks great and makes mine look rinky dink. I wanted to do something big and impressive for the festival of trees this year, but then decided since they acution them off I thought it might be more practical and bring in more money to do a few smaller things. I posted the church one already. It was made from the leftover Halloween kit I got for $2 at Kmart. But I'm going to post the picture again. It for over $50 last night. I couldn't belive it. I was pretty happy with how my mill house turned out but thought the yard could use something, I just ran out of time. My 16 year old son did the tree and his girlfriend the fireplace. I think we are done with gingerbread for this year.
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post #202 of 479
Wow, you ladies are so talented, all of these are beautiful!

I'm baking my first ever gingerbread today to make a house this week. I've made them from pre-made stuff before, but I want to try one from scratch. I hope to replicate our house that we live in icon_rolleyes.gif hopefully it will look SOMETHING like it.

I'll keep you posted and I'm sure I'll have tons of questions. Thanks for the inspiration everyone!

P.S. I was planning on using the recipe found in the recipe section here, is this o.k. for a VIRGIN like me? It's called My Favorite Gingerbread Dough.
post #203 of 479
Boy I was hoping this thread hadn't died out, I guess it didn't!! So many cool ideas here, this ain't your grandma's gingerbread house! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #204 of 479
I've been threatening to do this for years and this year I'm biting the bullet, hope to make my gingerbread dough today and work out my templates.

As for the pictures in this thread your not making gingerbread houses at all, they are gingerbread masterpieces!!!

Fabulous stuff, I'll be happy this year if mine has four walls and a roof, lol. Your all an inspiration and I reckon that if you can do all those things with gingerbread, I can definitely make a house of some sorts.

Will keep you posted...
post #205 of 479
Gorgeous gingerbread creations everybody!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

I've done one a year over the past 3 years, the first year was a do it yourself box and I have no pictures! LOL!

This year I have been behind and am using a template I found online, I've just been too busy to start from scratch. I am posting my houses from 2006 and 2007, I hope to get 2008 done by next week! icon_smile.gif

2006 House:
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2007 House:
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post #206 of 479
The first year (2006) my 3 year old at the time decorated the roof, last year and this year both my kids have their own houses and I can take all the credit for the big house! LOL!
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post #207 of 479
Hi everyone,

This is my first attempt at a "real" gingerbread house. I made a copy of my own home, created a template and cut it out on the dough. It took me about 16 hrs total for construction and decorating. It was a lot of work, but I had fun. It's all edible. I'll try to attach a photo of my own home and my GB house.

Thanks everyone for all the good tips and the inspiration that made this possible for me. CCer's are priceless!
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post #208 of 479
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Originally Posted by Win

I'm so excited! Over the past weekend, I cleaned out a basement full of old magazines, etc. I came across a bunch of old Christmas issues of Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, etc. from the sixties, seventies, and eighties. Many of them had GREAT patterns for gingerbread houses. I saved the patterns and hope to use at least one of them this year. It is a Gingerbread Toy Cottage. I make little houses to give away as gifts and have friends whose children look forward to them every year. I thought it would be fun to make all the kiddos their very own "Toy Shoppe" this Christmas.



Hey Win--if you're still lurking around on this thread....I collected lots of old patterns from those same magazines---I loved when Good Housekeeping used to feature Gingerbread Houses and their competition in the December issue...ah, the good old days.

I lost one of the patterns and have looked all over the web for it---it was of a Gingerbread Swan--here is the picture I did years ago http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1180412 If when you go through all of them you happen to run across it (maybe from the late 70s or maybe 80s) I would love to get a copy (beg, beg).

I stopped doing Gingerbread for a lot of years and finally broke down and made one last year based on the class I took some 35 years ago..here's a picture http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1174540 and have re-created the swan pattern as best I could and am working on it this weekend.

I've copied some of the patterns from the old magazines and put them on my website for anyone to download if they like. There's a Santa's Tugboat, a Santa's Train, a 3-story Dollhouse w/furniture, a 3-dimensional angel, and an Icing Church--while not Gingerbread still very holiday festive--just finished a new one last weekend http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1292551 So if anyone is interested you can see them at: http://costumepastimes.com/pages/cakes_more/gingerbread_patterns/gingerbread_patterns.htm

And lastly, I too wish we could have a separate Gingerbread category here--looks like folks make these not just for Christmas and Halloween but Easter too...how cool is that?!
post #209 of 479
Guess there were a lot of photo uploads today since my photo only appeared for a minute or two (guess that happens a lot). But mainly wanted to share with the other Gingerbread enthusiasts take here on CC.

I recreated that pattern I had lost and also found a great picture of a ceramic swan to use to help create the face. I couldn't figure out how to put the picture in here but here's the link to my photo: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1294412
post #210 of 479
WOW Jana, that swan is AMAZING!!! icon_eek.gif
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