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Gingerbread House by claremanson Gingerbread House by claremanson
This is my family and I's first time decorating a gingerbread house so please be nice!

My family are not big on gingerbread cookies and I am super busy with Christmas coming up to attempt making a house from scratch so we decided to buy a kit.  I am normally very against box mixes and kits but, like I said I am super busy and the kids are much more into the decorating side of things than the baking when it comes to cookies so it really wasn't worth doing.

I did all the piping for the icing, some of the sweets on the front of the house, the path and coconut snow ground. My husband decorated one side of the roof, he also attempted to pipe some of the icing after laughing at how bad I was at it, he was even worse!!!! The kids stuck on the rest of the decorations.

I thought the house might stay intact for at least a day or two but no, a few hours later the poor house was destroyed and eaten!

If you are making a Gingerbread House or any other Christmas treats this year, check out my Christmas Baking Contest :) claremanson.deviantart.com/jou…

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:iconvampyratekitty:
Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I ever tell you before that I hate the fact that you pulled off a gingerbread house? Mine seem to be cursed >.<  But great job!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was only a kit, just required assembling, no baking involved.
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:iconshyho:
shyho Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
perfect house
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lululetti Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not such a huge fan of gingerbread either..
Adorable project though! :D
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sLacka18 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
I had the same kit! XD
It looks like you've added your own lollies in addition to the ones provided in the kit.  
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought I'd better in case the kids ate the ones provided!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist
It's so cute! ^_^ It looks like you guys had fun!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes we did :)
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist
^_^
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:iconshaami:
Shaami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew this would all work out in the end. Looks like it was fun. ^_^
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lasted all of a few hours before they ate it!
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Shaami Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Typical! :XD:
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's so adorable! :iconcute-plz:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :iconcute-plz:
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:iconkali-flower:
Kali-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
so cute!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Kali-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
np
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Very cool :L
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
GINGERBREAD HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUSE! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

They look so scrumptious! ::D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As expected the kids have mostly been eating off all the icing and sweets and leaving the cookie! They really are not big fans but we had to give it a go :)
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Whaaaaat? The cookie is like the best part of it all. The icing and sweets are just the appetizers. =p
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: not in my house! The only way they like ginger cookies is when I make sugar cookies and just add a hint of ground ginger to it.
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Oh my, these are troubling times in Gingerbread Junction. =p
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:rofl:
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
:thumbsup: ;p
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KibaPandaRo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you should get the nobel prize for the best mom you know that?:3
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I doubt that.
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KibaPandaRo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i dont know what kind of a mother you are besides a great chef mom, but if you do such incredible delicacies for your family i doubt you're a bad one:) so you have my respect^.^
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you :)
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Dezail Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks much better then my very first one. My first one fell apart as I was making it. 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh no! :(
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   General Artist
That is one of the best gingerbread houses I've seen :O
My family tried making one when we were younger... most of the pieces end up being eaten :stare: so no matter what, you're all doing far better than us :lol: at least you made it to being finished :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I half expected my kids, especially my youngest to eat the sweets before they made it onto the house but she didn't, they were both surprising very good! I did buy extra sweets just in case they did eat them though!
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   General Artist
:lol: that is a brilliant plan!
I haven't made one with my kids yet but I've been thinking about it... just wasn't sure how I'd keep them from eating it too :giggle: maybe we will have to try now.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Keep half of the sweets hidden and tell them what they see is all they have to decorate with so they can't eat it ;) That might help!
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   General Artist
haha; they'd probably still eat it anyways because they know me too well :lol:
there are always extra sweets, cookies, etc. hidden.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's really beautiful, Clare. <3  Our first gingerbread house had murder scene outside the door, a um... "complementary addition" from my brother. ^^;  He used red dye on the white frosting, tooth picks for the body and a little candy piece for the head. So, whatever you do, it cannot be worse than ours. :giggle: 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG That is amazing! I would have actually loved if my kids kid something like that to it!
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Pestraish Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
:Q_ yummy  And where's Baba Yaga?~
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rainonatinroof Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha.. looks about like what ours looked like last year, we haven't done ours this year yet
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I am not very practiced at piping and I know what my ids are like so it came out looking better than I thought it would!
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AnjaMillen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
compared with the other baking stuff you do, this really doesnt look like one of yours...
but since I never managed to do a gingerbread house myself- respect even if it was with a kit:P
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MintChocoFusion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
congratulations on finishing the house!! i have tried to make one twice when i was younger- but needed the help of my older family members, which always ended in them cursing and giving up. and we were REALLY trying! XD i wonder if i'd be able to do it successfully this time. maybe there'll be some on clearance! 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds like my husband moaning at the kids! He got very possessive over the Gingerbread House and he is not into baking at all!
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MOga14 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks really fun to make! And also very pretty and yummy! What did you use for the icing? Just icing sugar?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looked like very, very thick icing sugar, it came with the kit and was already made and in a piping bag.
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