Bespoke Gingerbread House

Christmas Time

A time for Sharing, Caring and Cake! 

10877651_10155126956635556_839227174_nOur bespoke gingerbread houses are modelled on real life buildings to create the perfect display centerpiece to your christmas table. All 100% Edible with your favourite candy exterior and inner LED lighting! No preservatives are used in the making and the highest quality ingredients used. 

This particular design was a replica model of a North London house.
My client Michelle, wished to surprise her friend with a personalised design of her house for her Christmas table.

How did I do it…… 

She provided me with three photographs; two of the property front and one the back. We discussed that her friend is very Christmassy and would like the detailing of the front door wreath, trees, a chocolate button roof, edible windows with inner LED lights and anything else that was particularly festive! 

STEP ONE: Template Design

10888242_10155162277225556_709815675_nWe decided to go for base size of 18 x 24 inches to create a suitable centre piece size display and room for fine detailing. 

As with any good building project, we start off with a blue print/ design template.

I create a full size replica in white paper and make any amendments to scaling. The time for this is usually one day, dependant on the complexity of design.

STEP TWO: The Finer Details

10877456_10155176955655556_1580935431_nThese are all the attachments that I can later add to the finished project.

In this instance we had swirly trees – made from fudge pieces and green icing, a front door wreath from toffee and icing, some toffee reindeer and a toffee back garden table. 

STEP THREE: Baking

10881336_10155176955940556_317949205_nAlways the messy part of the procedure with Golden Syrup spreading everywhere! This part is fairly messy so no photos were taken of the actual baking – but here are all the pieces once baked!

STEP FOUR: Decoration

10884538_10155176956320556_1006361845_nFine Icing Details for windows and exterior panelling. Fiddly with accuracy required, time consuming but totally worth it!

STEP FIVE: CONSTRUCTION

This is where I must become the most patient. The icing takes a while to set firmly so each piece must be stable before adding a secondary piece/ structure. You can see below I have threaded the LED lights throughout the building with the operational switch accessible through an open door at the back. I have also added a fudge support pillar for the heaviest roofing panel.

OUR FINAL RESULT

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I REI allow a whole day for the entire structure to set firmly before delivery. Packaging includes and cellophane wrap, giant bow and personalised label.

Interested in having your house made into gingerbread?!

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