Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gingerbread houses

I was just sitting here, reminiscing about the years I spent going to school to be a pastry chef. We made so many tasty things! Last year we made gingerbread houses around Christmas. Of course, with it being a professional kitchen, we had a larger variety of tools and foods available to us. We made some amazing things! 
I think this year I'm going to make another gingerbread house, and use all the cool ideas I got from last year! Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to hear them! 
Here are some pictures of the gingerbread bakery that my group made.
The roof was made from sliced marshmallows.
I made these cute little marshmallow wedding cakes for in the window!
The window was made from gelatin sheets.
The tree was a paper cone. I used a star tip and royal icing to make the branches.

And here are some pictures of the other gingerbread houses that were made in the class. We were making a gingerbread village.
The church. I absolutely LOVE the design they made for it!
The jail. Aren't those windows so cute!
This was probably my favorite one, the school house. I love how they used the Wheaties for the roof! They also used little candy rocks to make the chimney.
The train station.


  1. Hey there! I just happened to stumble upon your blog and wanted to let you know that I'm your newest follower! <3 Love the gingerbread houses, especially the train station one!

  2. very cute! the wedding cakes are a perfect addition. i am working on a small gingerbread house today..finger's crossed it will come out nice. i just grabbed a cup of tea and am ready to spend some time on your blog. i am a new follower too!

  3. I'm a new follower and i'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I love all of your ideas and tutorials and you have given me so much inspiration!! I read through your whole blog and when I got to the end I was even a little sad that there wasn't more :) Thank you!!1


  4. Those look amazing! I love the idea of sliced marshmallows for the roof.

  5. Wow these are fantatsic. I just posted pics of my very first decorted gingerbread house. It is so much fun

  6. Great job on your gingerbread house! I've never made one before but they look like so much fun!

    Hannah @

  7. I love it! Especially the bakery!!

  8. You're a pastry chef?!? AWESOME. Those houses are so amazing. I love your tree and wedding cake creations! Very cool!

  9. Wow! what great creations! and delish, too! ^^)

  10. Your gingerbread bakery is awesome. Love the cakes you made. I love making gingerbread houses and am always looking for new ideas. Today I made a mini gingerbread house to sit on a mug of hot cocoa. My boys loved it. You are welcome to see them on my blog if you wish. Happy Holidays,

  11. How fun! We have not gotten the gingerbread house kit out, but this is inspiring!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!