Making Great Gingerbread Houses: Delicious Designs from Cabins to Castles, from Lighthouses to Tree Houses

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What's One Part Baking, One Part Building, and All Parts Holiday Fun? Making gingerbread houses, of course! This book is all you need -- whether you're a beginner or an expert. Professional gingerbread maker Aaron Morgan walks you step-by-step through the process of building a basic gingerbread house, using how-to photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Then you'll feast your eyes on more than 40 award-winning creations, with recipes, techniques, and templates to get you ready for gingerbread building and ...
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Overview

What's One Part Baking, One Part Building, and All Parts Holiday Fun? Making gingerbread houses, of course! This book is all you need -- whether you're a beginner or an expert. Professional gingerbread maker Aaron Morgan walks you step-by-step through the process of building a basic gingerbread house, using how-to photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Then you'll feast your eyes on more than 40 award-winning creations, with recipes, techniques, and templates to get you ready for gingerbread building and decorating.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579902681
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 501,524

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Art out of Dessert 8
Gingerbread Baking and Building Basics
The Pieces
Creating Your Pattern Pieces 11
Rolling out the Dough 12
Cutting out Your House 13
Transferring and Baking Your House Pieces 14
The Assembly 15
The Trimmings 20
The Recipes
Gingerbread Dough 34
Royal lcing 34
Marzipan 34
Pastillage 35
Fondant 35
Houses, Cabins & Inns
Classic Gingerbread House 36
Red Brick Estate 38
Haunted Halloween House 40
Over the River and Through the Woods 41
Candy Land Christmas 42
Avonlea Inn 44
Sweetheart Cottage 50
Traditional Log Home 52
Wee Cottage 53
Candy-coated Cottage 54
Stonecreek Inn 56
Gingerbread Times Two 58
Mountain Hideaway 59
Candlelit Cottage 60
Snow-covered Cottage 62
Pretzel Cabin 63
Castles, Chapels, Villages & More
Coventry Alley 64
Country Chapel 68
Sugar Cube Castle 69
Sugar Cube Lighthouse 69
Christmas by the Sea 70
Christmas at the Corner of Town 73
Scottish Castle 74
Sweet Shop & Florist 76
Feliz Navidades 78
Tree House with a Twist 79
Hendersonville Depot 80
Little Red Schoolhouse 82
Zookeeper's Paradise 84
Cathedral at Christmas 87
Totem Pole Lodge 88
Covered Bridge Mill 90
Firehouse Christmas 92
Damsel in Distress 94
Santa's Palace 97
Christmas Wedding Chapel 98
Down by the Old Mill Stream 100
Rolling Down the River 102
Bird's Eye View Estates 104
Holiday Village 106
Merry-Go-Round 108
Lighthouse Landing 109
Templates 112
Contributing Designers 124
Index 127
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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    Other ideas for this art

    Bought this as a gift to expand ideas for Gingerbread House creations. If you make different cakes, this may give you a new idea for the next adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Definitly 5 Stars - Start a new family tradition, I did!craftylad

    I found this book at the local library and I knew I needed to add it to my collection. My family has always wanted to build a gingerbread house and never knew how to start. We always do a pre-baked gingerbread house every yr. This book even gave the receipes and the templates to trace the exact pattern you choose from the book. How easy does that get? You can use whatever candies, etc. you want to for decorations, get creative. Be sure before begining you have set aside a full day or afternoon, its not something you will do in a few hours. Its a great family project as even small children can be included. I have purchased it for other family members too! They loved it!

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Very Helpful Book

    I used this book a few days before Christmas to make and decorate a Gingerbread House with my Grandson. It came in quite helpful during the process because there are many pictures to give great ideas. The text is also written in a way that may Grandson could understand. The book was used extensively and got quite "dogearred" and sticky.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    No patterns

    The cover suggests there are patterns to make the houses in the book, but that is not the case. There are patterns to make two houses and various other bits of other structures in the book, such as a sleigh, a bridge, and a mill wheel. I was hoping for a book with patterns to create my own houses, not a book of pictures of houses.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2004

    Outstanding and Joyful!

    This kit is a wonderful guide on how to make your own gingerbread house. I gave it to my granddaughter and she made her very own. This gets 5 stars because it helps you make memories with loved ones and friends. My boyfriend even bought all of his kids the kit and they had fun making it with their own children! We now will make gingerbread houses with each other for years and years to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2004

    Just the best darndest kit I have EVER seen.

    This book absolutely changed me forever. I learned the fine art of making the 'Gingerbread House.' I WILL pass this art on to generations and generations to come. As long as I live I will Never stop making Gingerbread Houses. Ever. I mean it taught me everything about them gingerbread homes. I even made little people to live in my home. One hundred stars to the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    Make Christmas Memories

    This book is a wonderful guide, with great photos and directions. The author is the chef at Grove Park Inn, where they have competitions each year. You don't have to be that good to make children smile, and it is great fun to do with family and friends each year. This book is a wonderful way to start on the road to memories.

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    Posted April 16, 2009

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