Gingerbread House Binge Reading

Adventures of a Gingerbread House Champion

Pat Ashley Howard is one of the most decorated gingerbread house competition artists in the world. Follow the link below to check out her award-winning body of work and read the story of her gingerbread house building adventures in her own … Continue reading

FREE Gingerbread Car Template

Gingerbread House Car Template

Here is an easy gingerbread cookie car design that you can customize with candy and decorations. Scroll down to get the free printable template. Piped Royal Icing Headlights I made the headlights and tail lights out of royal icing, which … Continue reading

FREE Gingerbread House Template 2

Gingerbread House Template

This custom gingerbread house design has some unusual angles to it. It also includes a front vestibule attachment. The diamond-shaped windows were formed using square cookie cutters. The attached doors were embossed. Instructions on how to emboss and overlay gingerbread dough are in my video ebook … Continue reading

FREE Gingerbread House Template

Gingerbread House Template

This printable gingerbread cookie house template has slanted walls and a big overhanging roof. It can be used to make a birdhouse design or a traditional gingerbread house with an optional chimney attachment. I find this sort of design easier to construct … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Windows 5 Ways

Gingerbread House Windows How To

This video tutorial shows how to make five different styles of gingerbread house windows including cut holes, stained glass, lit candy, overlay, and freestanding style. VIDEO: Gingerbread House Windows 5 Ways Here is my recipe kit Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Sealing & Edging

Gingerbread House Building: Sealing and Edging

The following video tutorial shares two of my favorite tricks for building stable gingerbread house structures. VIDEO: Gingerbread House Sealing & Edging    Here is my baking guide Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & Baking Instructions VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hey Bakers! I’m Kristen … Continue reading

The Three Tier Method: A Cake Sales Trick

Three Tier Method: A Bakery Sales Trick

A lot of bakers have asked me to address the problem of under-charging for cakes in the bakery business. The best way to avoid this problem is to make sure you are costing out your products. If you are interested in … Continue reading

9 Reasons Why Bakeries Fail

9 Reasons Why Bakery Businesses Fail

One of the most intimidating things about starting a business is the potential for failure. From small failures like dropping a wedding cake on the ground to the worst possible failure, bankruptcy, nobody is immune. The point of thinking about … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Candy Video

Gingerbread House Candy Decorating

VIDEO: Gingerbread House Candy Here are my gingerbread house candy decorating tips including: – Where to buy candy for gingerbread house decorating – Which kinds work best and worst – How to display your candy in clever & accessible ways – How to … Continue reading

Cake Order Fail

Cake Business Order Fail

Video: Cake Order FailIn the bakery business, we get all kinds of weird phone calls. Every once in awhile, we get one from the type of customer who just doesn’t understand the laws of physics or the limitations of cake. Here’s an example of … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 4 – DOWELING

How to Dowel a Topsy Turvy Cake

In this segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I demonstrate how to measure and insert wooden dowels for a topsy turvy cake frosted with buttercream. VIDEO: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 4 – DOWELING Related Links Part 1: Intro … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 3 – FROSTING

How to Frost a Topsy Turvy Cake

In this third segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I demonstrate how to frost a topsy turvy cake tier with buttercream using the upside down frosting method. Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 3 – FROSTING Related Links Part 1: … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 2 – CARVING

How to Carve a Topsy Turvy Cake

In this second segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I demonstrate how to carve a topsy turvy cake using the upside down tapering and wedging method. Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 2 – CARVING Related … Continue reading