Stunning right? This magnificent Gingerbread house was part of the Fairmont Hotel’s ‘Gingerbread Spice and Everything Nice‘ holiday. The lobby of the Fairmont is gorgeous and the Gingerbread house is practically life-size and decorated with such panache and style!! Beautiful!!
You can read more about this stunning Gingerbread house here and the display measures an impressive 6.7 metres high by 7 metres wide and each year the pastry shop staff take an amazing 520 hours creating the gingerbread house out of 7,750 pieces of gingerbread, 556 kg of royal icing and 306 kg of sweets. Let’s not also forget the engineering department who take a massive 375 hours constructing the framework!
With the trends lately following Shabby Chic, Cottage Chic, Marie Antoinette, and the color schemes of pink, aqua, white and silver, here are some amazing creations that are not just Gingerbread but can certainly lend some ideas towards crafting your “romantic cottage” Gingerbread House for Christmas this year. Read more here.
It’s that time of year when we are all starting to make our Gingerbread House creations for the holiday season. Does your Gingerbread House stick together? Do all those intricate parts and pieces tend to fall off or come apart? We found this recipe for a super strong icing glue for you…..write us and tell us what you think? Get Recipe Here
Gingerbread houses come in all shapes, sizes, and themes and this one is a ‘Seaside’ village themed Gingerbread creation. This seaside village has a pier, dock, shops, fisherman and even a seagull perched atop a post. Dream BIG and you can create it!!
You will need the tombstone, door, man, house, and tree templates. Plain torrone or nougat can be rolled in cocoa powder and used in place of chocolate torrone. Instructions Here.
If you can’t spend Christmas in Paris, then bring a little Parisian charm into your home for Christmas with this magical Eiffel Tower Gingerbread Centerpiece. Tutorial and instructions are here at Haniela’s
Pre-baked and Pre-assembled Gingerbread Easter Bunny House, Easter Bunny Hutch Kit! Just image how much fun the kids will have decorating this house for the Easter holiday! It’s the perfect springtime project, and a cute centerpiece for your Easter table. So hop to it–everything is included- a pre-baked, pre-built house, white and lavender decorating icing mixes, candies, pre-made icing decorations, 2 cookie bunny ears, 2 decorating bags and tips, cardboard base and complete instructions with great decorating ideas. Visit WILTON for more details!
We are on a roll… as soon as we started folding paper versions of our favorite Gingerbread things like Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread Houses, we keep finding more options. This one is an inexpensive iPad app called Foldify. The app lets you paint onto flattened creative areas, then print, cut out, and fold. The tabs need to be glued or taped, but the cutting is simple so the whole family can join in the fun.
Each shape starts as a blank template which can be twisted and zoomed in to get maximum creative area to work in. Choose a drawing tool, then pick a color from either the color circle or the quick picker, then start drawing! On the left, you can see a 3D version of what your design will look like when printed and folded. Foldify lets you turn the 3D image too so you can see how things are going from every angle. Then, print in three different sizes, email a PDF version or even post to a few social network options.
Foldify provides a nice selection of shape templates included. Each family member can create their own Gingerbread house, put a few trees around (remember, each item can be printed in 3 different sizes), have Gingerbread family members walking around and even a snowman! The shapes are not multi-cubes having to be put together like one of our earlier posts so things like arm are drawn on the sides of the ‘people’ templates. There is plenty of eyes, noses, candy cane and other ‘stamps’ to apply so don’t worry about having limited drawing skills. Personalize to make each one truly your own. There is no limit to how many Gingerbread Houses and things you can create and print so everyone can keep expanding their Village beyond the fireplace mantel to all around the house (and offices).
There is Gingerbread fun that doesn’t require an oven or anything editable. Yet, is still fun for the whole family or even around the office.
As you can see above, the cute little Gingerbread fellow is actually paper cubes. We found a site that has designs for two different Gingerbread men as well colorful packages. Just download the PDF and print to your local printer. We found the less expensive photo paper worked best for color and folding. Cutting is best done with a knife since the tabs interlock. Scissors can be used around the outer edge though so kids can do that part. Folding and assembly can be enjoyed by the whole family. For work, more precision can used with the knife and scoring lines prior to folding if the finished cubes will be on view of clients.
This is a image of the artwork you can download. Don’t use the image as it is too low of resolution, go to the site to download the better PDF.
Gingerbread Man 1 site
Gingerbread Man 2 site
Fun elfs and packages