Archive for the ‘Gingerbread Houses’ Category
We mentioned there is a lot of fun stuff for the Gingerbread Fan over on Etsy. When we came across this one, we just had to share. It reminds us that there is a lot of fun to be had in putting together a Gingerbread House. It isn’t just four walls, a roof and some icing. You can add things that personalize it to your family or to theme that everyone knows. In this case, the creation is around the love of Hello Kitty. You can have a Gingerbread person to represent each person in the family. Or maybe let everyone make their face in a window using a icing tube to draw with. Different colors of icing not he walls of the house can take a brown house to a colorful one that resembles a building everyone had a good time at over the last vacation. There is fun in making a Gingerbread House that is like the ones over the years and there is fun in customizing the look to something unique to your family. Most important, it’s family fun!
When we build our Gingerbread Houses, most of us like to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. A few members of our family like coffee instead, which is extra special this time of the year. For the holidays, Green Mountain ships their Gingerbread flavored coffee K-Cups. Yum!
We ordered ours early this year, over a month ago, and they finally showed up last week. Since they are showing available on all of our favorite K-Cup suppliers online, we assume all the back-orders have been filled.
One of the better prices we found was from Amazon, who shows three different suppliers.
Gingerbread flavored cream, which we have been adding to our coffee over the last month, is much sweeter than flavored coffee beans. The flavored beans add the taste that you can then sweeten as you like.
This is the PERFECT addition to your holiday setting. A colorfully sweet Gingerbread House teapot. This one is sure to brighten your kitchen and bring the nostalgia of the holidays to your home. Teapot has gum drop details, candy cane accents and says “Sugar Shack” above the front door. Teapot is hand painted with raised details. This is a must-have for the holidays!! Please visit here for details.
We don’t have much in our Etsy store right now for our Gingerbread Fans… every time we start making fun things we end up sending as gifts. But, that doesn’t mean that there is many other fun items to be found on Etsy for the Gingerbread Fans amongst us. Here is a link to a search on the Etsy site, which results in over 12,000 items!! There are home made food items, fun hats, ornaments, houses, crafts, earrings, cups, towels, you name it!! We can spend days there… well, we do spend days there… so many creative people that enjoy Gingerbread!
Everyone was out shopping the “Black Friday” sales and yes, we were too. We ended up at the Williams-Sonoma store and they had the cutest selections of Gingerbread items from cookware, to spatulas, ornaments, to lots of bakeware. These Gingerbread goodies won’t last long so hurray and get yours now while they are in stock.
‘Tis the season to start making Gingerbread Houses and if you really want to try making something “different” then try making a gingerbread dog house in honor of your beloved dog! I suppose if you search the internet you will find “dog freindly” ingredients to use if the gingerbread house you are making is for a dog to eat but, the ones we are showing you are intended for human consumption only. We actually found an article by the HoustonPress writing of an Annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Dog House Competition and provided here are photos. Visit Annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Dog House Competition for more.
This is a gorgeous Gingerbread cupcake creation by Kurt Adler and part of the Gingerbread Kisses Collection. This Gingerbread cupcake house is decorated with lots of pink frosting and sprinkles, candy cane accents, star no top and wreath on door. Gingerbread cupcake house is detailed with LED lights and the entire piece glows like sugar crystals. Would make a wonderful gift or holiday decoration. Please visit here for details.
It’s the time of year we are looking in every corner of any store we go into to find out loved Gingerbread items. Target didn’t let us down in their ornament area!
Houses! Gingerbread Women and Men on baking sheets… all too cute! She has a extra little gingerbread heart on the pan with her and him a colorful star.
We looked online and we couldn’t find them at the Target site so these may be in-store available only. Fingers crossed for you that your local store carries these this year.
Hi everyone, it’s time for famous yearly Gingerbread House competition at the Grove Park Inn. Below are the details from The Grove Park Inn. Hurry, get your entry in for the competition!! Visit The Grove Park Inn for details.
Experience the enchantment of gingerbread.
Entries are now being accepted for our 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition!
Contestants from across the country will bring their culinary masterpieces to The Grove Park Inn this holiday season. Delight in the imagination shown in these sugar-and-spice creations, strolling through the competition display is a sure way to be swept up in the holiday spirit.
Several of this year’s entries will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America on the morning of Friday, December 23rd!
Viewing is Nov. 16, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012