I'm following this guy's instructions: http://rockrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/detailed-instructions-for-making.html
I'm doing a scaled-down version of the yellow one. It's taking forever!!
Ooh, have to join this thread! My family started making gingerbread houses before I was born (36 years ago now) and we've made thousands. Actually, literally thousands--we lost count somewhere after 4000. My mom has started to slow down, but I've taken up the tradition full-force, and am making gingerbread houses for neighbors, friends, all the girls in the girl scout troop, the preschool, etc. Here's a link to last year's gingerbread house decorating party:
I can't wait to get new creative ideas from this thread!
Four out of five gingerbread house decorating parties done! For the one at my daughter's preschool this morning, I had to develop a gluten-free gingerbread house recipe for one little friend. It worked very well, so I thought I'd share: http://tikkido.com/node/765
Started my gingerbread (row)houses early! Used gelatin sheets for windows- they looked great, but decided to tint them with colored vanilla. Of course, the liquid drying caused them to shrink and lift (duh!) Should have used edible markers...
And now the roof (s) are on and I cannot get inside to fix/replace. Any suggestions? Lots of windows- about 1/2 of them lifted! Very disappointing cause it looked great!
any way to make them look like 'open' windows? cut the window off and put a frame piece on the bottom? maybe
to frame the window in the open position?