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

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines

Modeling Chocolate Figurines

VIDEO: How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines Here is a video in fast forward figurine-making with modeling chocolate and royal icing. These tiny carolers were added as decoration to the Winter Gingerbread House Village. These modeling chocolate figurines are both decorated and held together … 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

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

Start the Advent Calendar Here

Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Wicked Goodies

Welcome to the Wicked Goodies virtual gingerbread house advent calendar! Click on any day to open its article Every single day for the month of December, we have photos and tips about gingerbread house building here on the Wicked Goodies blog. That means … Continue reading

Boston Gingerbread House Competition 2012

Gingerbread House Competition 2012 Video Read all about the Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House and see more pics of this structure by clicking on the photo below. You might also enjoy Gingerbread House Winter Village Gingerbread Cookie Sandcastle Cookie Academy Alice in … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Cookie Tunnels Tutorial

Gingerbread House Cookie Chutes and Tunnels

“Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” – Willy Wonka Using the following technique, real tunnels may be embedded into the walls of gingerbread houses to add depth and dimensionality to the design. Here, … Continue reading

Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House Adventure

Giant Gingerbread House of Santa's Workshop by Wicked Goodies (2)

This year, I entered a piece of cookie architecture in the Boston Christmas Festival’s Gingerbread House Competition, which helped raise money for Housing Families Inc., an organization that strives to prevent homelessness by providing shelter and affordable housing for local at-risk … Continue reading

Royal Icing Gingerbread House Windows

Royal Icing Windows

I am wicked into the following method for icing gingerbread house windows because it creates an embedded stained glass windowpane effect. This technique is an example of the classic royal icing edge & flood method. Use round cutters, a ruler, and a sharp … Continue reading

Glooping

Gumpaste Augustus Gloop Figurine Tutorial

Augustus Glooping: The act of submerging one’s entire body in chocolate. In the case of gingerbread houses, which are often displayed for a while, chocolate royal icing works better than real chocolate for rendering a chocolate-dipped effect. The advantage to the icing is … Continue reading

Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to get my recipe for a rich, not-too-sweet dark chocolate glaze that pours and sets well. It maintains its shiny luster due to the inclusion of oil. Here are some photos of … Continue reading