Gingerbread and Icing Bubble Machine

Gingerbread and Royal Icing Bubble Machine

Embedded into one of the side walls of my giant Wonka Gingerbread Candy Factory, there was a bubble machine. To make the bubbles for my gingerbread cookie bubble machine, I first baked some small gingerbread cookie circles and different sized … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes Gingerbread House Making

Behind the Scenes Making of a Giant Gingerbread Houseb

Here’s how to build large gingerbread structures: by creating boxes and first allowing their sides to harden before adding roofs and stacking them. All the pieces should be decorated in advance and allowed to dry completely before assembly. It helps to designate an … Continue reading

Royal Icing Vine Inlay Gingerbread House

Royal Icing Inlay Vin Design Gingerbread House

If you look up close at this yellow, white, and green fancy gingerbread house, you can see that the vine patterns are seamlessly inlaid into the royal icing. All you need is a piping bag and toothpick. This effect was … Continue reading

Gingerbread Candy Factory by Lynne Schuyler

Gingerbread House Candy Factory

Cookie Artist’s Feature Gingerbread Candy Factory Made by Lynne Schuyler of Idaho, U.S.A.  Check out this amazing gingerbread cookie candy factory made by Lynne Schuyler. She is a wicked talented gingerbread house building hobbyist and this is the edible candy … Continue reading

Royal Icing Wreaths

Royal Icing Wreaths

Piping royal icing wreaths is a similar technique to piping royal icing fir trees. You can watch how a video on how to execute this technique in the book Gingerbread House Decoration & Construction. Next: Royal Icing Vine Inlay You might … Continue reading

Royal Icing Over Piping Method

Decorative Royal Icing Over Piping on a Gingerbread House (2)

Below are some photos of this over-piped blue gingerbread house in process.   These pictures tell the story of how the white lattice and rose cluster decorations were created using royal icing, piping cones, and patience. The royal icing roses were … Continue reading

Over Piped Gingerbread House

Overpiped Gingerbread House

Here is a fancy blue gingerbread house with white lattice fixtures holding rose clusters. In the cake decorating realm, we call this form of piping over and over in layers the Lambeth Method. There are 7 layers of piped royal icing on … Continue reading

The Making of the Oompa Loompas

Once, I made a giant gingerbread house that looked like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There were all kinds of candies involved (vats of candy) and there were many singing Oompa Loompas. These edible munchkins were made of gumpaste.  However the … Continue reading

Gingerbread Birdhouse by Jamie Moon

Gingerbread Birdhouse

Check out this amazing gingerbread cookie birdhouse made by Jamie Moon of Love Blossoms Cakery. This piece was awarded runner up in Cake Central’s Gingerbread Birdhouse Inspiration Challenge. The 3D cardinal figurine was made of modeling chocolate. Jamie made a gingerbread pine cone and gingerbread pine needles. … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Doors

Gingerbread House Doors

Gingerbread house doors are an important part of cookie architecture since one of the goals is to make people want to come into your gingerbread house. A gingerbread house‘s front lawn should be well landscaped. I recommend offering lots of candy around … Continue reading

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Creamsicle Gingerbread House

Orange Creamsicle Lace Trimmed Gingerbread House

I like to call this gingerbread house my chocolate-dipped orange creamsicle design. Because it’s got the same gradations of color that an orange creamsicle cupcake would. There are many layers of piped royal icing on this gingerbread house, which is … Continue reading

Gingerbread in the Raw

Gingerbread House Cookie Parts Wicked Goodies

Here’s what my recipe for gingerbread house dough looks like raw. Here are some of the shapes that can be made with it: Round gingerbread cookies for building wheels, vats, and chimneys. Half moon gingerbread cookies for building chocolate waterfalls. Square … Continue reading

Pink Cross Stitched Gingerbread House

Pink Cross Stitched Gingerbread House

Perched atop a cake crumb cliff, there is a pink gingerbread house with piped cross stitched royal icing and a modeling chocolate figurine in the front yard. This cookie house was decorated with fancy laced royal icing all around the window holes. … Continue reading

DIY Gingerbread House Paper Templates

Gingerbread House DIY Paper Templates

Designing a Custom Gingerbread House Whenever I build a custom gingerbread house, the first thing I do is make a sketch and template of the intended design. Tiny houses may be erected out of construction paper like the following template, which comes … Continue reading

Chocolate Quilted Cookie House

Chocolate Quilted Gingerbread House

This chocolate quilted harlequin gingerbread house is made from gingerbread cookie dough and royal icing. This house was a little topsy turvy shaped for a whimsical effect. The little figurines are made entirely of modeling chocolate. Follow this link to watch the video … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Candy Ideas

Gingerbread House Candy Ideas

What’s the best thing about gingerbread houses? The candy! Here are some of my favorite candies for gingerbread cookie house decorating. The best place to shop for gingerbread house candy is in the kind of store with bins. That way, … Continue reading