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Author Topic: How to assemble a Cap/Hip Roof  (Read 3533 times)


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How to assemble a Cap/Hip Roof
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:17:56 pm »
Follow these simple steps to easily assemble a Cap/Hip Roof!  The same method can be used to assemble a gazebo roof as well.

1. Using cardstock or cardboard, trace/draw matching pattern pieces for your roof sections (you should have a front and back that are the same size, and a left side and right side that are the same size).

2. Using wide packaging/making tape, place tape on the two diagonal sides, sticky side up.

3. Place the two side cardboard/cardstock pieces on the tape. Do not place your edges right next to each other - make sure to leave a little room for your roof to bend inward (see photo's below) - which also allows for the expansion of your baked roof piece.

4. Place more tape on the remaining un-taped edges, sticky side up.

5. Place the last cardboard/cardstock roof piece on one of the sticky-taped edges.

6. Pick up your roof "mold" and attach the last edge - leaving room for the roof to be flexible.

7. Now place your upside-down roof in a coffee cup (or anything that is stable to hold your roof "mold" and your gingerbread roof pieces).

8. Place all four gingerbread roof pieces in the mold, smooth "top" sides down (you are looking at the underneath side of the roof).

9. Place a good amount of Royal Icing along the edges of each roof piece, making sure to use enough glue to hold pieces together when dry.

10. This is the underneath peak of the house - use as much Royal Icing as necessary to keep roof peak strong.

11. DRY OVERNIGHT or LONGER! When dry, you can simply pick up your Gingerbread house roof and place it on your house. No more holding the pieces on the house to prevent slipping, waiting and praying that they will stay. PLUS, all the frosting is on the underneath-side, which allows for easy roof decorating (no hard frosting to scrape off or decorate over).

12. I made 27 houses one year and it was a breeze to make these roofs. I made 27 roof molds and assembled all the roof sections at one time. It was a breeze to finish the assembly of the houses since the "cap roof" was already dry and hard.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 03:10:22 pm by GingerbreadExchange »

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Re: How to assemble a Cap/Hip Roof
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 09:32:14 am »
Brilliant!  Thanks so much for sharing this infor!


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Re: How to assemble a Cap/Hip Roof
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 07:55:15 pm »
Great tip!  I had trouble with one my my houses a couple of years ago and couldn't get the roof to stay together.  Going to give this a try this year!!


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