Haniela's: The Addams Family Gingerbread House

The Addams Family Gingerbread House

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hi folks,
I pretty sure I have mentioned it once or twice, maybe even more than that - I love gingerbread houses and centerpieces.
Few years ago I started a tradition of making a Halloween House. This year I picked, I suppose an unusual inspiration from a popular TV series The Addams Family. Creepy yet adorable family adventures. 

I started off with baking all the house parts, I used gingerbread cookie recipe for houses and centerpieces. I sketched out my designs, made royal icing and started to decorate. 
I optioned for simple color theme and it worked. I especially adore the blue roof  and black and red roses.  What do you think, what is your favorite part of this house?
Undecorated Gingerbread pieces

I also included a new feature ...peeping faces in the windows. Kind of creepy, don't you think?

To make this house you need :
GINGERBREAD DOUGH  RECIPE - FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES ONLY - though fully edible, in this recipe I use more spices and  I use shortening to make this recipe, normally I prefer using butter if making cookies for eating. After baking cookies become hard/crisp.
Royal Icing
Silicong  Mold - used for the Flower Pot
Wood Grain Mold - used for the doors
Petal Tip - for the roses
Basket Weave Piping Tip - for the roof
Exacto knife
Silver Edible Paint 
Brush Set by Wilton 
Needle Tool 
Disposable Piping Bags 
House Template - below
Edible Markers -red by FooDoodlers
Super Fine Tip Edible Marker
Various small cookie cutters- oval, rectangle, bat, bell shape(cousin itt shape)

House Templates


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