Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas baking week - My first gingerbread house


Here we are in the final series of the Christmas baking week: my first gingerbread house.
I thought it was going to be the most challenging recipe of the week but it turned out to be pretty simple!
For the gingerbread dough recipe click here,  once you have cut out the dough into house pieces bake them and let them cool down completely. In the meantime prepare the royal icing which is what you will use to put the house together, the texture of the icing should be very thick if not there is chance your house will fall apart, here is the recipe I used:

Royal icing recipe: 
2 egg whites
4 cups of confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp of cream of tartar 

Once you have constructed the house decorate as you wish using the rest of the icing and your favorite candy! I also added my Christmas meringues do you remember them?   
I wish you all a Merry Christmas :)








51 comments:

  1. Your gingerbread house is a work of art! That is seriously soo awesome! Great job!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  2. Wow! This is a real work of art, I LOVE it!
    Merry Christmas xoxo
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  3. C'est trop jolie :)
    Bisous
    Yu' !

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  4. ★I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, dear! Love, Vicky★



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  5. oh so beautiful gingerbread houses, incredibly nice!

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  6. love ur blog!
    i follow you!
    oMG i love doing cakes and eating themmm yummyy
    hug from BARCELONA

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    follow each other?

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  7. Wow wow WOW, this house is absolutely STUNNING! I think I´m in love :) You are so gifted and talented!

    Merry Christmas!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

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  8. So NICE!!!

    I'm following you now, I hope you can follow me back.

    Kisses and Merry Christmas!!

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  9. It turned out so cute!!! Nicely done :)

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  10. This looks so amazing! :)

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  11. AHHHHHH! YOUR GINGERBREAD HOUSE IS STINKIN INCREDIBLE!!!! I love the snow you put on the rooftop. Youre a gingerbread house professional my dear.
    Unfortunately the supermarket closed before I showed up. I was soooooo bummed. So I didnt get to do my gingerbread house. Now I'm at home pouting. And totally drooling over yours. Next year, I WILL be prepared.

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  12. this looks amazing and it's your first?! :) i can't imagine how the next house will look :))) well done

    i follow you :)))if you have time pls visit me

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  13. Just found your blog!!
    LOve and following!
    I'd love it if you check out mine and tell me what you think!!

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  14. amazing ,i wish i know how to make it
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  15. So it is your first gingerbread house?! Simply perfect!

    Merry Christmas!
    Clarissa

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  16. You did a bang up job! It looks splendid! Happy Holidays sweetie!

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  17. Omigosh, everything looks so delicious! <3 My mouth is watering just looking at the gorgeous pictures.

    xoxo
    Meera

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  18. Emmy! This is the most adorable house ever!!! I have actually never made ginger bread. I hate the small of molasses. So this year I cheated and bought a gingerbread kit at kmart! I compensated by purchasing LOTS of candy hahaha.

    Love following your blog! Hope you can do the same!

    -Nico

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  19. Only in your early 20s huh? Well it is never too early to start preventing wrinkles ;)

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  20. I can't believe this was your first house, it looks so professionaly done! Loving all the little details, so adorable.

    Happy Holidays love!

    Alexandra xo

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  21. Beautiful!!!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  22. so cute! that is an actual edible gingerbread house =9

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  23. That is one of the prettiest gingerbread house I have ever seen. Great job.

    I wish mine would have turned out as great. How do you make it stand up? Every time I try, my house just tip over to the side.

    Maybe I am not good with these kind of thing or just have no patience.

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  24. OMG this is soooo cute haha I have 0 baking skills but I think I would just learn how-to to have my own little house!
    xxx

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  25. oh yummm! great photography and the gingerbread house looks so yummy!

    Just found your lovely blog. Thank God that I did. Great posts and photos you have. Keep it up! Hope you can visit mine we well.
    xoxo
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  26. Can't believe this is your first gingerbread house, it's perfect!

    GTBB,
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  27. OMG, i looooooooooooove ginger bread :)
    House looks so greeeat!!!


    ♥♥♥

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  28. umm..so nice and delicious!!
    kisses pretty and happy xmas=)

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  29. Wow - can't believe that was your fist attempt! IT looks great!

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  30. Following now! Hope you follow back :)

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    xo

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  31. wow, good job! My idea of 'making' a gingerbread house is buying the kit from Trader Joe's. Looks so pretty. Merry Christmas!

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  32. This is so creative and was probably fun to make. Wish I had've thought of it sooner. Thats a nice family craft project. I'm sure it takes much patience and attention to detail. Merry Christmas!

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  33. Nice post Merry Xmas!!!
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  34. Looks so cute and cheerful!
    Callie
    thebrightsideproject.blogspot.com

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  35. wow this looks great! Merry Christmas!

    Andy

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  36. This all looks so yummy!


    xoxo,

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  37. wow. it turned out amazing. very impressed. thanks for sharing, love. i hope you and your family had a truly wonderful weekend. xo

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  38. Mmmmmmmmm...good...I'm hungry now! Merry Christmas, sweetie!

    Kisses,
    Miriam
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  39. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! :)

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  40. Like it!

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    TCD

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  41. Like the house of the whitch in hansel et gretel story. Good job !!!

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  42. I love all. i would like to live inside.
    You are good in that kind of job.
    I'm gonna following to have some lovely ideas from you.
    Kiss
    http://miabelledelgado.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh my, it's a real masterpiece ;) Great!
    Hey, and it would be great if you could visit my blog and follow if you like it! I'd be glad to do the same for you! ♥ Eliza http://elizaelizabete.blogspot.com

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