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Gingerbread Forum => Show Me.... => Topic started by: GingerbreadExchange on September 15, 2014, 02:41:50 pm

Title: How to make a Lamp / Fence Post
Post by: GingerbreadExchange on September 15, 2014, 02:41:50 pm
Step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make a Lamp / Fence Post

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To make the Lamp.....

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Place a small yellow gum drop onto wax paper. 

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Place a dot of Royal Icing onto the wax paper, about the same size as the bottom of the gum drop.

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Squish gum drop onto drop of Royal Icing

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With Royal Icing make a line from the top of the gum drop down to the bottom, lifting slightly on the bottom to form little hooks.

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Place a small drop of Royal Icing on top of gum drop and place a black dragee on top (if desired)

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Make more than you think you will need.  Let dry for a couple of hours.

To make the Post.....

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Marshmallows (20 jumbo or 40 regular)

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Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter or margarine in a large pan on low (I use margarine, it's much cheaper)

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Add marshmallows  (20 jumbo or 40 regular)

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Keep stirring the marshmallows as they melt

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Stir until smooth then remove from heat

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Use some form of crispy rice cereal (plain, fruity, or chocolate)

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Approx. 6 - 7 cups of crispy rice cereal

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Dump crispy rice cereal into melted marshmallows

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Stir well

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WELL GREASED hands (use butter or margarine).. very important or the mix will stick terribly to your hands

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Place about a golf ball / baseball size of mix into your WELL GREASED hand

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Roll and press the mix into the desired post size

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Lay on wax paper to harden (make more than you think you will need)

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With Royal Icing, place onto your gingerbread display where desired, attaching your fence (as needed)

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Place a small amount of Royal Icing on top of the fence post and place your now dry/hardened Lamp fixture.

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Lamps can also be placed under the porch as light decorations

Visit our "How-To forum" for step-by-step detailed instructions for making Wrought Iron Fencing