Gingerbread Houses

You can you build the house of your dreams without having a degree in architecture, by using gingerbread! Gingerbread can be a crisp cookie that can be made into shapes like a house. Get directions and tips on building, decorating and preserving your gingerbread house with these titles from our digital collections.

The Gingerbread Book by Allen D. Bragdon

This charming step-by-step guide shows readers how to bake, assemble, and decorate over fifty-four gingerbread projects for all seasons.This book provides life size patterns and an entire section entitled, Basic Skills, to help any beginner start decorating in no time. With over a 154 color photos and simple instructions, the book is fun and easy to follow. This guide will show you how easy it can be to create your very own gingerbread masterpiece. Quick, cookie-constructions like The Monsters' Picnic and charming period pieces like The Christmas Carolers can be made with edible gingerbread or modeling clay to be passed down from generation to generation. The options are endless!

Making Gingerbread Houses by Rhonda Massingham Hart

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Gingerbread by Jennifer Lindner McGlinn

Who says gingerbread is just for the holidays? This unique cookbook shows how gingerbread can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert year-round. Reflecting the wisdom and creativity of a professional pastry chef and dedicated homecook, Gingerbread collects 60 traditional and modern recipes. Start with simple, yummy treats like Gingerbread Rum Cake and Sticky Toffee Gingerbread, then graduate to building your own gingerbread house for the holidays. Any way you slice it, these gingery goodies are sure to be a hit on any day of the year!

Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look.

 

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