Making Great Gingerbread Houses: Delicious Designs from Cabins to Castles, from Lighthouses to Tree Houses

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Lark Books, 2001 - Cooking - 127 pages
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This is part pastry art and part architecture modelling, but making gingerbread houses is all winter-holiday and Christmas-time fun! These forty scrumptious-looking projects are perfect for anyone of any age with an urge to bake & decorate. Complete easy-to-follow instructions from an experienced pastry chef, illustrated step-by-photographic-step in full colour.

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Recipes, techniques, templates, photos of finished houses. Bought this to have the girls enter a contest that didn't happen the following year. Oh well. Too labor intensive for our house anyway. Read full review

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Enjoy having this book in my collection. It has recipes and covers most topics needed to make great gingerbread houses such as dough making, constructing the house, tips for colored windows
, how to make trees, rounded structures, marzipan and fondant figures and how to light the house.
My only disappointment with the book is that it shows pictures of about 40 different designs, but only has templates for about 14. I wish I had realized this before I ordered the book as none of the houses I wanted to make are included in the templates.Still, a good reference book with many different ideas.

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About the author (2001)

Morgan earned an Associate in Occupational Science degree in Pastry Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. He is currently the Executive Pastry Chef at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.

Gilchrist is a freelance food writer and editor.

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