Posts Tagged ‘gingerbread house’

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…

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…

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…

2011 Gingerbread Decorating Party-Part 2

With baking all my gingerbread ahead of time and placing the pieces in the freezer, I needed to stay organized.  Each container had a label has to what was in them.  I labeled by house type and piece type.  This is especially handy when you’re laying out your pieces. This is what the pieces for […] Read more…

House Cutter {Giveaway}!

I’m so excited!  This is my very first giveaway for Gingerbread House How To, and I hope you enjoy it.   I was in my local craft store Michaels looking through all of their holiday finery, and came upon the Wilton section, and the House Cutter Set called out to me.   Back in the […] Read more…

2011 Gingerbread Decorating Party-Part 1

I’m hosting my 8th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party this year, and this one is a doozey!  I have 16 people coming to decorate.  That’s a lot of gingerbread!  I sent out my invitations approximately 3 weeks before the party, and gave my guests a choice of what they wanted to decorate.  In the past […] Read more…

Christmas Project 2011

Ahhhhhhhhh, the season is about to start and kick into high gear.  I’m sitting here at my desk drinking hot chocolate and watching the wind whip around the fall leaves outside.  There’s a definite nip in the air, especially at night lately.  When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than to be inside baking with […] Read more…

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