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Gingerbread and sugarcubes

helena's picture

Gingerbread and sugarcubes (post #63373)


I got a new film developed and wanted to share my Christmas gingerbread project with you, as well as the Rudolph sugar cubes I made for the Christmas office party.

I got the pattern for the gingerbread from which is the most wonderful site for gingerbread fanatics, and the cubes I saw at


Syrah's picture

(post #63373, reply #1 of 38)

I am in awe of you.

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helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #9 of 38)

Thanks :o). I wish I would like to cook as much as I like to play with this!

Wolvie's picture

(post #63373, reply #2 of 38)

Wow! Very impressive.


It occurs to me that I never posted the tomato bread recipe. Sorry! I'll post it early next week - the one I normally make takes tomatoes and their juices, rather than sundried, but I'm thinking you can easily adapt it to get your bread. :-)

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helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #10 of 38)

Thanks Wolvie! And I'd appreciate the bread recipe, although you don't have to worry about posting soon, I won't be able to try for at least a few weeks.

Eisje's picture

(post #63373, reply #3 of 38)

Helena, I admire your artistic skills! The gingerbread street looks a lot like a regular Dutch street... I always thought that old Dutch towns are made of gingerbread, indeed they are.

Count me in for your fanclub.

Jean's picture

(post #63373, reply #4 of 38)

wow! Impressive. You picked the hardest one, didn't you!

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helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #12 of 38)

Thanks, but no, actually I didn't, LOL! There's patterns there that would give me serious nightmares, ha!

I am still dreaming of doing that RLB gingerbread cathedral though ;o)

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #11 of 38)

Thanks eisje and good to see you! How have you been? It's like we haven't talked in ages. Is your email still the same as it was before?

Eisje's picture

(post #63373, reply #19 of 38)

True, I haven't heard from you for a while either. My e-mail is still the same, I wrote you a month ago, got no responce... probably e-mail trouble.

I would love to hear from you!

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #22 of 38)

I didn't get anything, how weird is that? Will try again, okay?

chiquiNO's picture

(post #63373, reply #36 of 38)

Fabulous, fabulous job!!!!  What a masterpiece....thanks for sharing!!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans


MadMom's picture

(post #63373, reply #5 of 38)

Shock and awe!  From someone who couldn't even assemble a gingerbread kit.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #13 of 38)

Thanks :o). All it takes is patience in my case. I started with the kit too and hated the powdered based white goop that never held any walls together also..

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #63373, reply #6 of 38)

Very impressive! Your lettering on the gingerbread is especially lovely!


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helena's picture

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deejeh's picture

(post #63373, reply #7 of 38)

Gorgeous, Helena - you're obviously a woman who takes gingerbread construction very seriously!


TracyK's picture

(post #63373, reply #8 of 38)

Wow!! These are both absolutely stunning... and the decorated cookies in the other thread are just darling!!!

You say I'm a b---- like that's a bad thing.

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #16 of 38)

Thank you Tracy! My friend hasn't seen the cookies yet, she's got her brain on much more important business now!

assibams's picture

(post #63373, reply #17 of 38)

Finally you posted it!!! People, it looks even more impressive in real life!

Do you have pics of the miniature houses you made. Those are soooo cute!

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helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #20 of 38)

Hihi, I was *so* sick of those SIXTY darned houses that all I could think of was how glad I was to get them out of my sight, so no, I didn't want to take a picture, LOL!!

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #15 of 38)

Thanks, I do! It's one of my favorite things to waste time on ;O)

KarenP's picture

(post #63373, reply #18 of 38)

 Wow.  You've done a wonderful job!  
 Did anyone else happen to catch the gingerbread challenge on foodnetwork?  They followed a few people on their quest to win a competition in North Carolina.  Helena is well on her way.

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #21 of 38)

Thanks Karen! That must have been Grove Park inn, I can't tell you how much I would *love* to go see what is going there! A friend once taped me a show that featured some of the applicants, and I was in heaven. I think I watched it 4 times in a row ;o)

Cissy's picture

(post #63373, reply #23 of 38)

My goodness, more great photos.  Your gingerbread townhouses look like something from Department 56.

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #29 of 38)

What's Department 56? Lol, figures that I never heard of that! Thanks by the way :o)

UncleDunc's picture

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Adele's picture

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Wow!  You must have a lot of patience.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

moxie's picture

(post #63373, reply #25 of 38)

Simply gorgeous gingerbread street! I cannot imagine the work that went into that. And the sugar cubes are precious!

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helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #31 of 38)

Thanks Moxie!!

helena's picture

(post #63373, reply #30 of 38)

Thanks Adele! It's like therapy for me ;o)