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xx Gingerbread Journal - Building a Sweet Life....
August 23, 2019, 09:47:51 am by GingerbreadExchange
Visit www.gingerbreadjournal.com for patterns, tutorials, pictures/ideas, and the author of the beautiful book "A Year Of Gingerbread Houses".
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clip Is there a market for gingerbread houses?
March 09, 2019, 05:17:08 pm by Doylecraft
LOVE making gingerbread houses and other items made of gingerbread, but having trouble finding a market for them. I'd love it if my baking hobby cou...
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clip GBD Construction Gingerbread Dough
January 29, 2019, 11:59:19 am by GingerbreadExchange
After what feels like a lifetime of trying different gingerbread dough recipes, looking for the perfect dough for constructing a gingerbread house, I...
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xx Fondant Help
December 11, 2018, 10:44:16 am by jjray1976
Hi everyone,

The Gingerbread barn is done (this is a team project at work).  We are trying to make pigs with fondant but the fondant does n...
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question What should Gingerbread Exchange offer you?
November 30, 2018, 05:20:14 pm by GingerbreadExchange
Hey everybody!  Happy Gingerbread-Season!  ;D

I recently encountered a career change (corporate downsizing)... which means I am free to spe...
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question Sugar glass melting.
November 27, 2018, 12:05:06 pm by donutfat
Hello ive tried making sugar glass.for my gingerbread house windows but after a day or two it just starts to melt. I didnt give up tho and i used...
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xx Gingerbread sculpting clay
October 20, 2018, 10:00:21 am by georupp
Hi. I was watching a show the other night where they were sculpting using gingerbread. They said they baked it, then ground it and mixed it with...
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xx Dream house: Gingerbread experts share the secrets of the trade
September 19, 2018, 05:16:28 pm by GingerbreadExchange
Great article about gingerbread house building....tips from the experts!
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xx How to make Modeling Chocolate Figurines by Wicked Goodies
September 19, 2018, 04:22:46 pm by GingerbreadExchange
Wicked Goodies provides the recipe for modeling chocolate, as well as a video how-to for modeling chocolate figurines!

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question San Juan Capistrano Mission
May 30, 2018, 08:02:49 am by Lizbeth
Does any one has a pattern for a Ginger bread house to build a San Juan Capistrano Mission?
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xx Gingerbread Lane
April 20, 2018, 04:52:22 pm by GingerbreadExchange
An annual display of homemade and handmade gingerbread houses that are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated for an entire year. 0 comments | Write Comment

xx Gingerbread House designs by Wicked Goodies
April 20, 2018, 04:35:17 pm by GingerbreadExchange
An awesome site with incredible gingerbread structures, as well as a lot of how-to!

https://www.wickedgoodies.net/gingerbread-houses/
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clip Royal Icing sliding off roof
December 26, 2017, 04:17:07 am by cmurray942
This problem happened to me last year.  I baked my construction grade gingerbread the 2nd week of October.  I put the house together the 3rd week of N...
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xx Rolling Dough
December 20, 2017, 06:02:06 pm by Annamal206
Hello!

I am brand new to this, and SO grateful for finding this site! This is awesome!!! That being said, after making my dough and...
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clip Piping Gel for ponds and water
December 06, 2017, 09:19:14 am by almostacowgirl
I love this recipe to create realistic looking water.  Tint to your liking. 

PIPING GEL
Yields 1/2-cup

INGREDIENTS:
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sad Carrollton house pattern questions
November 30, 2017, 09:20:09 am by shdvl
I downloaded the pattern but don't see the window cutouts marked on pieces A/B or C/D. I would love to iluminated from the inside but having a tough t...
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xx I goofed
November 28, 2017, 02:21:09 pm by gayle
I made some glue for my gingerbread house but I goofed. I thought it said 3 tbs of cream of tarter water and powdered sugar. I just wanted it to go...
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xx Stone Work
November 27, 2017, 04:22:33 am by foofy246
Hi, does anyone have any suggestions for edible stonework? Thanks!
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xx internal support
November 13, 2017, 07:08:18 pm by lynnsey
Hi!  My daughter is attempting to replicate Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben clock.  It's a tall and skinny piece.  (4' wide by 18" tall)    Contest rules ...
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xx Will fondant stick over royal icing?
November 07, 2017, 05:46:42 pm by loftT
I need to cover some flawed rough gingerbread pieces with royal icing and hopefully be able to get fondant to stick. Anyone know if that will work?
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xx will fondant stick over royal icing?
November 07, 2017, 02:05:29 pm by loftT
I have some rough surfaces to cover and hope to use royal icing to even them out and then pretty it up with fondant/
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xx Rockford House Pattern
November 04, 2017, 09:03:31 am by mizdee
Where is the pattern piece for the front door?
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clip spun sugar
November 03, 2017, 01:58:37 pm by emelou
I'm wanting to use spun sugar to create a see-through like dome - it will basically be to create a dome jungle gym for a playground. But I've read tha...
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xx Timeline forBaking Gingerbread House
October 27, 2017, 11:13:11 am by mack
With all of the work around Christmas, I wonder if it's possible to bake the gingerbread pieces in November and freeze them for assembly in Dec...
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xx Egg Wash?
September 28, 2017, 07:02:42 pm by CWalton
I read on another site that putting an egg wash on the gingerbread, prior to baking, would help Royal Icing adhere better to the gingerbread.  Has any...
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xx Tractor
February 20, 2017, 08:17:37 am by sarahm79
Hi

My godson loves tractors - so was thinking of making him a gingerbread tractor.

Does anyone have any advice on where to...
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xx Why did my royal icing flake off?
December 20, 2016, 06:24:40 pm by cmurray942
For the first time, I made my gingerbread houses without a kit.  After the houses were complete, the light layer of royal icing I used on the roofs st...
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xx Why Did My Dough Turn Out So Flaky?
December 19, 2016, 04:06:19 am by terdallaujar
I am new to the Exchange and new to gingerbread, but not new to baking.

I put together a gingerbread dough recipe this weekend and my...
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question Tented or pavilion roof?
November 30, 2016, 05:18:24 pm by steve.schlegel@gmail.com
I'm designing some beach cabanas and I'd like to have tented or pavilion roofs.

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xx Gingerbread Tea Shop
November 25, 2016, 06:18:02 pm by robh
I am wanting to make a tea shop/bakery this Christmas - has anyone any patterns they could suggest.  Have spent the morning browsing the internet but ...
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