Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dream Mansion


Keith and I decided to make a mansion gingerbread house this year. It is a bakery/chocolate shop, which we of course named Enticing Icing. We love taking on projects like this, even though it entails many hours of baking, assembling, decorating, and detail work.

This house has a cute little window display that shows off the bakery's goods--a wedding cake, a chocolate torte cake, donuts, a chocolate cake, and three gingerbread houses. It was pretty fun making such tiny confections.
The house also features a lot of scrollwork done in royal icing, including a fence that Keith designed.
I made the Christmas trees by stacking waffle cones and covering them with icing leaves.
This sign for the shop is molded out of chocolate.

There are even two working lights inside.

We put the gingerbread house up on our entertainment center in the hopes of it making it through the holidays intact. Who knows, maybe it will last through several Christmases.

19 comments:

Carly said...

Hillari, it really turned out amazing. You two are so talented!

Sam said...

WOW! That is soooo cool!!

THE O'NEILL FAMILY said...

WOW!! That is awesome!! So cute! You guys are so talented! I never thought of making a fence out of the icing. And the trees look amazing... and the little confections... WOW!! :)

cassidy said...

That is so cool! I love the mini bakery treats. And the fence looks impossible. Having decorated gingerbread houses on a much smaller scale quite a few times, I can't even fathom how you guys did some of that stuff. I hope it does last several Christmases. But if not you can make new ones every year with different themes! I'd like to see a Disneyland themed gingerbread house...so get going!

debra g said...

WhodeeDiddyWhateee?!?!? Amazing grace is all I can say!

holli jo said...

Wow! This is quite incredible. Can't wait to see it in person. Too bad we can't eat it - it looks delicious! :) And you should definitely do a new one every year so you have a village. But where the heck would you store it?

Meghan said...

holy cow. how many hours did you put in? i need your tips and tricks. we are having a gingerbread contest with my fam on christmas eve... better yet, can you ship that up to utah? ok. that won't work, but i would like some tips...

Jolynn said...

That is the most amazing house I have ever seen! I can't believe you guys aren't paid professionals! So much charming detail! Way to go!

-Dot- said...

Amazing! I cannot believe all of the little details! It looks fantastic. How many hours did you spend creating that masterpiece?!?!?

Charlene said...

That is awesome!!! Wow, how long did it take you to make it? You guys are really talented :)

Fritzsche's said...

WOW!!! I am so impressed. I thought mine was good but geez yours is amazing. Good JOB!

Phil and Stacie said...

WOW! You two are amazingly talented!! What a fun thing to do together, too!

lexi said...

that is super cool. i love the display windows and the fence. good job!

Andrew, Amy & Evelyn said...

Wow! I am impressed! I thought this was straight from a catalog! You should enter a contest!

Vicki said...

That is incredible! Everything on it is so great! How do you find time like that with a baby?

Dave and Tanya said...

Wow! That makes our gingerbread house look like a shack. That is truly awesome talent. I love the details.

Kandice and Rob said...

ASTOUNDING!! I hope it lasts a long time.

Daryl and Misty said...

Holy cow! I will have to show Daryl.

linds said...

i love, love, love all the detail...it is so amazing!