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How to Build a Gingerbread House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Sweet Results
     

How to Build a Gingerbread House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Sweet Results

by Christina Banner
 

This book will show you how a few easy recipes, everyday ingredients, and basic kitchen equipment are all you need to create a beautiful gingerbread house. Learn how to bake and build a gingerbread house from start to finish, and then find creative ideas for decorating your house, from butterscotch windows to candy-covered trees, helping you create a gingerbread

Overview

This book will show you how a few easy recipes, everyday ingredients, and basic kitchen equipment are all you need to create a beautiful gingerbread house. Learn how to bake and build a gingerbread house from start to finish, and then find creative ideas for decorating your house, from butterscotch windows to candy-covered trees, helping you create a gingerbread house of your very own design. Whether you decide to recreate one of the designs provided, or choose to create your own work of art, this book will help you have a fun and memorable experience, and a gingerbread house to be proud of.

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From the Publisher

"An excellent book for beginners and dedicated amateurs, Banner's book also inspires the professional."  —American Cake Decorating Magazine

"Take one simple house pattern, a batch of royal icing, gingerbread dough, and create your gingerbread house."  —Cake Craft and Decoration Magazine

"Valuable tips and techniques for all levels of experience—even beginners."  —All About Women Magazine

Library Journal
★ 09/15/2015
Banner, 2005 winner of Food Network's Gingerbread Challenge, shows how to make eight elaborate gingerbread houses (e.g., the Easter Bunny's House, Sandcastle, St. Patrick's Day House) from start to finish. Her invaluable introductory tips showcase multiple ways to construct decorative bases, roofs, corner joints, windows, chimneys, ground cover, fences, paths, and trees. Includes two kinds of gingerbread dough and a handy recipe for slice-and-bake sugar cookie roof shingles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981580616
Publisher:
Penny Publishing
Publication date:
06/16/2008
Pages:
135
Sales rank:
399,934
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Christina Banner has been making gingerbread houses competitively since 1999. In 2004 she was the Grand Prize Winner of the National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2005 she won Food Network's Gingerbread Challenge. She lives in Newland, North Carolina.

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