Archive for September, 2010
We found some really amazing Gingerbread Houses and Gingerbread Cookies that are highly detailed and decorated with fondant and gum paste (visit here). Fondant is made from water and sugar and sometimes lemon is added to flavor the fondant and I have fondant where almond is added. Fondant is used for covering pastries and confections and creating a smooth surface for adding decorations and if you watch any of the popular tv shows like Amazing Wedding Cakes, My Fair Wedding David Tutera and Cake Boss, you see magnificent cakes and nearly every single cake is covered in fondant or has fondant decorations. If you are creative or want to try your hand and creating some super neat Gingerbread Houses this year then why not try working with fondant and seeing just what is possible. Like David Tutera says, “don’t just dream, but dream BIGGER”! Let your imagination soar!
I know that it is still September but I am ready to get started on Christmas and the Holidays! I am looking for new Gingerbread items to decorate with and for me, what could be better than this Gingerbread Bichon Frise puppy dog and I have my own fluffy Bichon – Luna and I love Gingerbread so combining the two into this ornament is FAB! This cutie is part of the Joy To The World Diva Dog Gingerbread Series ornaments. That’s right, Gingerbread can come in all forms and ornaments are for sure a great way to enjoy Gingerbread even if they are not home-made or baked! This cute Bichon Frise dog wears a festive Gingerbread vest complete with candy canes and gumdrops. You can find nearly all dog breads with their Gingerbread attire at Holidaytreasures.
Here is a sneak peak at the Gingerbread House in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion courtesy of Disney Parks Blogs. The best part is…… I will be at Disneyland next week so I will most certainly post up actual pics and all the details on the Gingerbread decorations I see so stay tuned!!
Lenox presents the Gingerbread Gala 10th Anniversary Ornament, a special-edition commemorative ornament. A smiling gingerbread man carries a bunch of brightly colored holiday balloons. He wears a festive jacket trimmed with pink icing, a scarf dotted with pink and green sprinkles, and an adorable sparkle in his eyes. To mark this special anniversary, a delicious-looking cake charm is suspended from tassel cord. Details Here!
Gingerbread Houses are going modern! Since Gingerbread is so versatile and can be crafted into any design shape that can be thought of, modern seems to be all the rage. This modern Gingerbread House even has almond cacti, a pepper Palm tree, Toblerone stairs, hard Gingerbread floors, cookie countertops and marshmallow furniture! So neat!! Read more here.
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.