Archive for the ‘Gingerbread Houses’ Category
Here is a great EZ build Gingerbread House project for you and your family. The 6-step kit that contains all you will need to create your candy and cookie centerpiece. The “EZ Build” tray and bag of premade icing (which will be your ‘glue’) make constructing your candy holiday home a snap. Also included in your kit are colorful candies for decorating. These kits do sell out so hurry and get yours while they last. Kits are available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Surprise your family and guests with this stunning Thanksgiving themed Gingerbread House. Decorating with harvest and seasonal decorations like pumpkins, squashes, turkeys, pilgrims, red and yellow colors. Here is a nice video to guide you through ‘putting a Gingerbread House together’. Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday!!
There is still some time before Halloween is here next week to get your goodies together and make a ‘mini’ haunted Halloween Gingerbread house.
- 12 cinnamon graham cracker rectangles
- 1 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container)
- 1/2 cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
- Black string licorice, cut into pieces
- 10 shortbread cookie crisps
- 1/4 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy white frosting (from 1-lb container)
- 1/4 teaspoon Betty Crocker® orange gel food color
- 1 fudge-covered graham cracker
- 1 orange jelly bean
- 3 pieces candy corn
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- Candy rocks
- 8 chocolate cookie sticks and creme, broken
- Candy pumpkins
- Bone-shaped candy sprinkles
- Instructions HERE
Years ago, we found a site that let us have fun building Gingerbread Houses online. The site has gotten a bit outdated, which has resulted in email from our many visitors asking about new options. Luckily, this week we found another page that is helping us put together all kinds of ideas for new Gingerbread houses.
Starting with a clean house with a bit of frosting, just click and drag one of the many candy choices from the lower part of the screen up the house. The candies can be moved around as you like, they aren’t stuck where they are placed originally. When the virtual Gingerbread House is they way you like it, share with others by taking a screen shot or printing the page. Jump over to the Home Sweet Home page to start pasting candies onto your Gingerbread house.
Just by the local Marshalls store today and was excited to find all kinds of great Gingerbread items back in the specials area. There was kids aprons, Gingerbread Houses, cookie cutters, napkins and more and more! Since we love Gingerbread, we will find a need to use most of the finds (over half off special pricing on most items) throughout the year. Many will find their way into storage for next year though. Since everything is on sale, finds will vary depending on your particular store’s inventory… so, don’t wait around things are going to be all gone soon!!
The above ‘retro’ picture was taken with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone 4.
Looking around for new Gingerbread House plans, we came across a few that needed no cooking. Gingerbread Houses made from felt. The plans are delivered via email as a PDF so they are in your hands right away and only 6 dollar US (pricing we saw on 12/19/2011). Of course, you need to have the felt. The nice thing about felt Gingerbread Houses though is they are quick to make, no cooking is required and felt lasts forever… though, it doesn’t taste as good as their Gingerbread cookie versions.