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Gingerbread Fun

PostHeaderIcon Gingerbread House Inspiration from 1988

 

Here are some Gingerbread Houses that we hope inspire you from the 1988 Good Housekeeping magazine. You can see more HERE

PostHeaderIcon One of a Kind Gingerbread Estate House

 

Exclusive this year from William – Sonoma is this Gingerbread Estate that is an edible architectural wonder. Meticulously built and decorated by hand so that no two are quite alike, the all-natural gingerbread structure is bedecked with peppermint balls.

  • Made with all-natural, traditional gingerbread.
  • Delightfully surprising details, including royal-icing window shutters and entryway lanterns.
  • Can be personalized with a name or message up to eight characters.
  • 25 3/4″ x 20″ x 18 1/2″ high.
  • Made in USA.

PostHeaderIcon Gingerbread House Kits at Bed Bath & Beyond

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.

PostHeaderIcon How to Make Thanksgiving Gingerbread House

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!!

 

PostHeaderIcon Simple White Sparkling Gingerbread House

For a fast, simple, and stunning Gingerbread House all you need is a pre-baked store bought kit, silver dragees, white icing, shredded coconut, and some sparkly white sanding sugar. Place the finished houe on a gorgeous silver tray to be admired through the season.

 

PostHeaderIcon Gingerbread Candy Studded Bustier

 

Now we have seen it all! Here is an amazing bustier or halter top that is covered in Gingerbread House embellishments and candy. WOW!  Check out some more designs here.

PostHeaderIcon How to Make Glowing Gingerbread House Windows

Did you know using hard-boiled lollipops, isomalt and gelatin, can be turned into beautiful windows for your Gingerbread house that give off that ‘glow” of a warm fire inside the cozy house. Visit HERE for details to make this Gingerbread House

PostHeaderIcon Happy Halloween Gingerbread Style

PostHeaderIcon Make way for the Gingerbread Train coming through – Step by Step make your own!

Gingerbread isn’t ‘just’ for houses and little people! Our favorite cookie can be cut to make just about anything. And today, we bring you a great step-by-step set of instruction to build a whole train.

The instructions on the site include the parts/shapes you need to cut out, how to frosting them together and what the many train parts may look like. Even downloadable PDF templates to really make the shape cutting easy! You can customize as you like… just add a couple little highlights using bits of candy and colored frosting and a caboose could become a Santa Caboose or a engine is run by little figures of all of the family. It’s simple projects like these that lets everyone create Gingerbread Holiday fun then add their personal touches.

     

PostHeaderIcon How to Make a ‘Mini’ Haunted Gingerbread House

There is still some time before Halloween is here next week to get your goodies together and make a ‘mini’ haunted Halloween Gingerbread house.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

INGREDIENTS:

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