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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gingerbread Time

This coming weekend my partner & I are having a Christmas party, to celebrate the season as well as 30 years together. As part of the holiday decorating process (we're aiming for over the top), I decided to make a gingerbread house for the desert table.

Trying to give it an Oz theme, I hit on a gingerbread Emerald City palace. I haven't made a gingerbread house in a while, and found it took quite a bit more time than I remembered! Matters weren't helped by the loss of a piece to a small dog named Pepper. After replacing the damaged piece (which was the back of the main tower), things progressed smoothly.

I considered making some John Dough cookies while I was in gingerbread mode, but they may have to wait for another year!

20 comments:

Jared said...

I made John Dough cookies for a party once. My mom's recipe called for brown sugar, but we were out, so we used white. Perfect coloring. With top hats cut with a snowman cookie cutter and tiny candy canes, as well as some cookie decorations, we were set. Sadly, no one understood what they were.

Bell-Snickle said...

Incredible!

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Save me a piece!

oznickolaus said...

Simply beautiful!!!!

And a HUGE congrats to you and your partner!!!!!

Diane said...

Absolutely amazing - wish we could be at the party!

Vickie_M said...

I came for a look see because of what your sister posted on her blog. Your palace is absolutely incredible. Wow!!!

Congrats on your anniversary.

AShu93 said...

Beautiful work! I'm a cake decorating teacher, so I know how much you put into it. I'm glad your sister shared it with us on her blog.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful creation!!! I have to say, I do love your "gingerbread + puppy" equation! Sorry to say it happened, but funny illustration! Thanks to your lovely sister Diane for directing me to your blog! I can see that talent definitely runs in your family!!! I wish you and your partner a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful party!!! (I have to say Merry Christmas to your naughty puppy too! :) )

Cheers!
Lisa Sturgill

Deanna C said...

Now that is a work of love and an impressive work of art! It is so beautiful and I love that it is made from Gingerbread. Congratulations!

Shirley said...

Absolutely georgous! I wish I could eat a piece, it looks so yummy!

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Anonymous said...

OMG! Absolutely beautiful and amazing talent! Congratulations on 30 years and hope that you have a wonderful party. Jill (Friend of Diane's)

Diana said...

Fabulous 'house'. Your attention to detail in all you do is amazing. Congrats on the anniversary! Diana (follower of Diane's).

Rachelle said...

What an amazing talent you have! I'm a friend of Diane's and I just had to come over and see more pics of this lovely OZ palace.

aimado said...

I love this. I am a big Oz fan. I want to shrink down and go inside!

Mary said...

This is absolutely incredible. What a talented person you are. Congrats on your anniversary and thank Diane for posting this on her blog. What a wonderful gift to us!!! By the way I have a grandson turning 3 and last year we bought him and outdoor ornament of the tin man. He loves the wizard of Oz!!! It was made out of tin cans.

Molly said...

Stunning work, funny story (I, too, like the equation)...most of all, Congratulations!!!!
(fan of Diane's)

Brandy said...

That is amazing! I can't believe it is a gingerbread house, WOW.

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

your gingerbread is amazing. We had a dog named Pepper once. My dad called her Vac. She ate everything in sight.

Jann Saulsberry said...

WOW...absolutely FANTABULOUS! You will definitely achieve "over the top" status if this palace is an indication!

I love the dog equation...that would be the "down side" to pupster companions -- but looks like you salvaged it all quite nicely!

Well done!

GatorRecMajor said...

That palace is amazing! And my childhood pet who was also a dog named pepper wouldve eaten the wall too!