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  • Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

    My kids and I do one every year, but I buy the pre made ones and do our own decorating. I have tried to make them by scratch, but this always never works LOL! So we buy the kit, then we buy what kinds of things we want to decorate with and go from there. Any one else do a ginger bread house? when we are done I will post a pic of ours, we do not start it until the endo of the month but we love making them and eating them !!

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    A friend and I did them once. I did them from scratch using a pattern and a ginger bread recipe I had. We made such a mess! The best part was taking mine to a New Year's party where some friends smashed it and then devowered it.

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      We had a bad experience with the last one! I think we'll stick with gingerbread cookies
      I saw some really cute Foam Gingerbread House kits at Michaels that I want to get for the boys though.



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        We also get a kit and it never looks like the one on the box. I get very upset that I cannot accomplish the gingerbread house when I am so crafty! :rant:

        :lol: one year we bought a kit around Easter time to make a "bunny house" and it was just God awful! We called it the Bunny Crack House :lmao:

        :bow: to you out there than can make these from scratch!!!
        ~~~:ap:~~~

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        • #5
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          LOL! My work makes a huge one in our lobby. When we start working on it I will take pictures and post them for ya'll if you'd like!
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            Re: Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

            Yeah, mine looks like the Hart family crack house to ha ha ha , but the kids love to decorate it and well its pretty bad but they think its so pretty. we post a ic of last years on Mouseplanet but I can not find the pic now But when we make ours I will post pic right away. Kids love it no matter what it looks like, thats what counts LOL!

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            • #7
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              We usually get a kit and do one so if we get around to it this year, I'll post pictures - it's really fun! I am hoping to get my shopping done in the next month so that I have more time for fun stuff like this as Christmas approaches.

              "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
              Mark Twain




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                Re: Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

                Originally posted by hakuna makarla
                Kids love it no matter what it looks like, thats what counts LOL!

                :clap: That's Right! :clap:

                Have you ever seen that Gingerbread House Contest on the Cooking Channel?

                Amazing, just amazing what people can do!
                ~~~:ap:~~~

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                  Re: Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

                  Originally posted by DMof2
                  :clap: That's Right! :clap:

                  Have you ever seen that Gingerbread House Contest on the Cooking Channel?

                  Amazing, just amazing what people can do!
                  FOOD NETWORK!!!
                  Kyler and I have watched the Gingerbread contest for the last two years, they are absolutely amazing!!!!
                  We just watched a Spooky Halloween Chocolate contest a couple of nights ago, they had absolutely amazing halloween treats made out of chocolate.



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                    Re: Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

                    Originally posted by dsnylndmom
                    FOOD NETWORK!!!
                    Kyler and I have watched the Gingerbread contest for the last two years, they are absolutely amazing!!!!
                    We just watched a Spooky Halloween Chocolate contest a couple of nights ago, they had absolutely amazing halloween treats made out of chocolate.

                    :clap: Yes!!! we saw the commercial for the Halloween one! We missed it but they'll be showing it again I'm sure.

                    My son is amazed at those shows.... One of them not too long ago was held in a resort in Atlantic City, NJ... Now my son is begging to find out if they'll have it there again so we could go see it live. I think it was the cake contest, there was a carosel cake, a spinning top cake and a bunch of other amazing ones.
                    ~~~:ap:~~~

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                    • #11
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                      We saw that one too ^^^^
                      I love Food Network and the Travel Channel they are like tv crack. Oh and HGTV too. Those kitchen and bath shows drag me in and I can't get back out :blush:



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                      • #12
                        Re: Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

                        I bake a lot, maybe too much. Gingerbread houses are a favorite because you can do anything you want. One year we did an upside down one. I decorate cakes so maybe that is shy they seem to go too fast. I am making one for my mother this year.

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                        • #13
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                          We have 2 sets of the Pampered Chef GBH molds..they're awsome & come out soooo pretty!

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                          • #14
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                            We try to do one every year from scratch...but sometimes we just don't have time.

                            When my brother in law got married about 10 years ago, they were stationed in Heidleburg, Germany. They had their ceremony in a bomb damaged Medival Castle. The place was beautiful.

                            They came home to Texas for the reception and my husband made them a HUGE Gingerbread replica of the castle!

                            It was amazing! I'll try to find some pictures!
                            Us girls, we're so magical.
                            Soft skin, red lips, so kissable.
                            Hard to resist, so touchable.
                            Too good to deny it.
                            Ain't no big deal, it's innocent. :evil:

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                            • #15
                              Re: Gingerbread houses/ who does them and will you show us ?

                              Wow- I would love to see that picture!
                              I try every year and although they certainly don't look like the food network - it's a great family bonding experience.
                              We'll be trying again over Thanksgiving weekend. The guys like to play architect!

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