Cloth vs. Disposable Pastry Bags

Piping bag

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 to … Continue reading

Piping Highlight Reel

Piping Cones

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 you … Continue reading

Cookie Smashing

Gingerbread House Smashing

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 smashing. … Continue reading

Giant Gingerbread Castle

Gingerbread House Cookie Castle

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 View … Continue reading

30 Gingerbread House Ideas

30 Gingerbread House Ideas

Here 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

This 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

Icing Swag Piped Gingerbread House

Red Swag Decorative Gingerbread House Wicked Goodies

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 cookie … Continue reading

Chocolate & Cookie Waterfall

Gingerbread House Chocolate Waterfall Candy Factory

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 stacking … Continue reading

Royal Icing Vine Inlay Gingerbread House

Royal Icing Vine Inlay Gingerbread House

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 more … Continue reading

Royal Icing Wreaths

Piped Royal Icing Wreaths

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 blog? Start … Continue reading

Royal Icing Over Piping Method

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

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 were … Continue reading

The Making of the Oompa Loompas

How to Make Edible Munchkin Figurines for a Gingerbread House

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 the … Continue reading

Gingerbread Birdhouse by Jamie Moon

Gingerbread Cookie Birdhouse by Love Blossoms Cakery

Check 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

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 lots … Continue reading

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Creamsicle Gingerbread House

Chocolate Orange Piped Lace Gingerbread House

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 to … Continue reading

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines

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 are … Continue reading