Cloth vs. Disposable Pastry Bags

Piping bag

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer You can usually tell how clean a pastry kitchen is by how well the piping equipment is maintained. In well-managed kitchens, the pastry bags get emptied and cleaned at the end of every shift. There are places for the bags … Continue reading

Piping Highlight Reel

Piping Cones

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer I’ve created a 7 minute long compilation video with all my best tutorials on parchment paper cone piping, Click below to watch the video! Parchment Paper Cone Piping Parchment Paper Cone Piping Click above to watch the video Brought to … Continue reading

Cookie Smashing

Gingerbread House Smashing

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Updates on the giant gingerbread castle I pulled together a little video of this gingerbread house’s adventure. VIDEO: Giant Gingerbread House Building & Smashing Viacom Holiday Beach Bash Gingerbread House Smashing Santa Monica, California, 2014 Note to readers: Embrace the … Continue reading

Giant Gingerbread Castle

Gingerbread House Cookie Castle

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer This giant cookie sandcastle is my biggest gingerbread house yet. Click below to see closeup photos of this 100% edible dessert: >> Giant Gingerbread Castle << Brought to you by,New to this blog? Start here My Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & Baking Instructions Gingerbread House Decoration & Construction … Continue reading

30 Gingerbread House Ideas

30 Gingerbread House Ideas

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferHere are 30 articles about gingerbread cookie & candy house with ideas and inspiration for your holiday baking adventures! click below to read the article >> 30 Gingerbread House Ideas << >> 30 Gingerbread House Ideas << click above to read the article … Continue reading

Blue Ombre Bling Cake

Blue Ombre Bling Wedding Cake Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferThis video tutorial shows how decorate a square buttercream frosted wedding cake with an ombre modeling chocolate design that includes a piped royal icing pattern and a little bling. This would be a great project for a cake decorator who wants to … Continue reading

Easter Candy & Cookie House

Easter Themed Gingerbread House

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferIf you haven’t seen this already, check it out!  It’s what I made for Easter last year: a candy and cookie house. (It was day 1 of my 2013 Gingerbread House Advent Calendar.) Follow this link to view the >> Easter Candy & … Continue reading

Icing Swag Piped Gingerbread House

Red Swag Decorative Gingerbread House Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here is a modeling chocolate figurine sitting in a pool of pink royal icing beside her red swag-piped gingerbread house. The trick to piping even swag is to first trace onto the finish using something symmetrical like a round … Continue reading

Chocolate & Cookie Waterfall

Gingerbread House Chocolate Waterfall Candy Factory

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here is how I made the chocolate waterfall for the Wonka candy factory gingerbread house. First, I started out with a whole bunch of half moon gingerbread cookies that were made using my gingerbread house dough recipe. Then I started … Continue reading

Gingerbread and Icing Bubble Machine

Gingerbread and Royal Icing Bubble Machine

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Embedded into one of the side walls of my giant Wonka gingerbread house candy factory, there was a bubble machine. What made this scene so memorable and funny to me when I was a kid is that they had … Continue reading

Royal Icing Vine Inlay Gingerbread House

Royal Icing Vine Inlay Gingerbread House

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer If you look up close at this yellow, white, and green fancy gingerbread house, you can see that the vine patterns are seamlessly inlaid into the royal icing. This effect was achieved by piping dots of royal icing onto … Continue reading

Royal Icing Wreaths

Piped Royal Icing Wreaths

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Piping royal icing wreaths is a similar technique to piping royal icing fir trees. You can watch how a video on how to execute this technique in the book Gingerbread House Decoration & Construction. Brought to you by,New to this … Continue reading

Royal Icing Over Piping Method

Decorative Royal Icing Over Piping on a Gingerbread House (2)

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Below are some photos of this over-piped blue gingerbread house in process.   These pictures tell the story of how the white lattice and rose cluster decorations were created using royal icing, piping cones, and patience. The royal icing roses … Continue reading

The Making of the Oompa Loompas

How to Make Edible Munchkin Figurines for a Gingerbread House

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Once, I made a giant gingerbread house that looked like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There were all kinds of candies involved (vats of candy) and there were many singing Oompa Loompas. These edible munchkins were made of gumpaste.  However … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookie Cars

Gingerbread Cookie Cars

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Beep beep! I’m driving my gingerbread cookie car to work today. The trick to making a gingerbread cookie car is to first think about what kind of vehicle you would want to drive around in if you lived in … Continue reading

Gingerbread Birdhouse by Jamie Moon

Gingerbread Cookie Birdhouse by Love Blossoms Cakery

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferCheck out this amazing gingerbread cookie birdhouse made by one of the readers of my gingerbread dough ebook. It was designed and crafted by Jamie Moon of Love Blossoms Cakery.  This piece is so fantastic that it was awarded runner up in Cake Central’s Gingerbread Birdhouse Inspiration … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Doors

Gingerbread House Cookie Doors and Doorways

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Gingerbread house doors are a very important part of cookie architecture since one of the goals is to make people want to come into your gingerbread house. Or to at least consider vacationing there. It’s very important to offer … Continue reading

Piped Royal Icing Fir Trees

How to Make Royal Icing Fir Trees

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer There are many different ways to make realistic looking fir trees for gingerbread houses. Here is one way of making fir trees that involves piping in circles onto a piece of parchment or wax paper, pulling the tip outwards … Continue reading

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Creamsicle Gingerbread House

Chocolate Orange Piped Lace Gingerbread House

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer I like to call this gingerbread house my chocolate-dipped orange creamsicle design. There are many layers of piped royal icing on this gingerbread house, which is why it looks lacy. Follow this link to view my video on how … Continue reading

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here is a video in fast forward of the making of these modeling chocolate and royal icing figurines for my gingerbread house competition piece from this year. Video Tutorial How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines Step by Step: These modeling chocolate figurines … Continue reading