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Gingerbread House Storage
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#1 LJandAJ

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

I am attempting our first Gingerbread house tomorrow With the kids and their cousin's. it is to be erved on Christmas night but I don't know how to store it until then.

Also is it ok to use the icing with egg in it if not eating it the same day?

Edited by LJandAJ, 19 December 2012 - 10:11 AM.


#2 countrymel

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

Get down to the $2 shop and buy a large air tight plastic container - if you can't get an airtight one then put some glad wrap between the lid and the top.

Otherwise wrap it in a plastic bag or some foil and store it in a spare eski.

Couldn't say on the egg icing thing?  What part of the egg? I've not heard of this recipe before!


#3 mummacat

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

Last year I made the panels a couple of days before Christmas and stored them in containers. It was my first attempt and I found it was good just to do the panels on one day. I had just brought DS2 home from the SCN and DS1 was helping in his own special way so I needed a break. On Christmas Eve we assembled the house for Christmas day.

I will watch this thread for any tips and hints as my house looked like it didn't survive an earth wake.

I think the royal icing is ok.

#4 tamjk

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Get a large air tight container to store it in, emphasis on the large. I usually bake my house the day before eating and assemble it on the day, this is mainly because I do stained glass windows in mine and if made too soon the windows have a tendency to run.

As to the royal icing, that stuff keeps very well and is still good months after making. There's a reason it's popular on wedding cakes.
I wouldn't let a pregnant woman eat it though.

#5 LJandAJ

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

I think you use egg white Conuntrymel.

Mummacat I bought the house from ikea so we just need to assemble and decorate it. I would do it closer buy I want my nephews to help make it.

#6 ~Jodama~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

We dont eat ours, it is purely for decoration. It sits around for a few days so no one is really keen to eat it.

I usually make some other gingerbread cookies at the same time to eat.

#7 countrymel

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

Actually now I remember that last year we had one sitting on the bench loosely wrapped in cellophane being decorative for about 10 days before we destroyed and ate it on Christmas Night!

Was yummy!

#8 cward

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Ours is just wrapped in cello the same as last year but it is/was a bought one we just put it together and decorated it.




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