Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine Gingerbread House by With Love & Confection


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Here is my Valentine's Day Gingerbread House! Isn't it sweet?

The main ingredients: LOVE & CONFECTION!

 For the roof I cut individual 1 1/2 " hearts, slightly overlayed them in rows on a flat piece of foil and gently pressed the them together. Then I carefully lifted the the tin foil and hearts and placed them on a curved tin foil form and baked them. As the hearts baked they infused themselves together. The two side walls were also baked on a curved form. The front and back walls are flat.

My sweet little snowman is made of gum paste. For the sparkle I brushed him with vodka and rolled him in disco dust. The scarf and hat are also gum paste.

For the candy decorations I used strawberry Whoppers, Good & Plenty, Sweet Tart Gummie Hearts, and pink heart sprinkles.

I used royal icing for the piping and the snow.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The National Gingerbread House Competition 2010

Congratulations to my 9 year old daughter, Gabriella Angelique!
She designed, baked and decorated this fairy tree trunk gingerbread house for The National Gingerbread House Competition 2010 at the Grove Park Inn, Ashville, NC and won 2nd place in the youth category! We are so proud of her! Can't wait to see what she creates this year!
Here she is working on the fairy doors.

What fairy wouldn't just love to live here...

...and eat here?

 The balcony is made of cinnamon sticks.

The Gingerbread Car!

We are so proud of our little confectionery artist!

With her cousins and brother.

With Colette Peters!
Youth category-1st place winner!