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8 Tips For A Great Gingerbread House

Everybody loves looking at gingerbread houses and wishes they could make one.  The good news is that everybody can!  It’s not rocket science, it’s just baking.  If you can bake cookies, and mix up some icing, then you can build yourself a gingerbread house.  You don’t need to be an architect, just keep your design […] Read more…

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No Chill Gingerbread Dough

I’m the first to admit that I am a very impatient person! That’s why this No Chill Gingerbread Dough is perfect for me. I can mix all the ingredients together and immediately start rolling it out. And to make it even more simple, I roll the dough out onto parchment paper to cut out my […] Read more…

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Orange Spiced Gingerbread

This is a wonderful recipe for people that want a little something different than basic gingerbread.  It tastes and smells fantastic! Ingredients: 2/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 egg 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon baking soda […] Read more…

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Royal Icing Recipes

There are 2 different ways you can do royal icing.  Either with meringue powder, found at your local craft or bakery store, or fresh egg whites.  The only opinion I have is that using meringue powder is much more convenient for me than waiting for the egg whites to get room temperature. ROYAL ICING #1 […] Read more…

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Valentines Project 2012

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without doing a gingerbread house for it!  There’s just too many cute candies and ideas floating around out there.   Gingerbread Men have hearts too!! Happy Valentine’s Day! – Linda Read more…

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49er Themed House

Question…..what do you give friends that are football fanatics?  Answer…..a gingerbread house decorated in their favorite team’s colors!  In this case….the San Francisco 49ers.  I did not go overboard on this house, and kept it conservative as I didn’t have a lot of time, but I think it’s a good starting point for my possible […] Read more…

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2011 Gingerbread Decorating Party-Part 4

The day of the party has arrived!  I started making royal icing in the morning and putting it into tupperware.  With a party this big (16 houses) I knew I had to have a head start where icing was concerned.  Total # of batches of royal icing?  18!!!  My Kitchenaid really deserves some gold plating! […] Read more…

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