The Gingerbread Architect: Recipes and Blueprints for Twelve Classic American Homes
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The Gingerbread Architect: Recipes and Blueprints for Twelve Classic American Homes

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What happens when an architect who is also an avid baker gets together with a house-obsessed pastry chef? Twelve classic American homes rendered in gingerbread.

Are you dreaming of a colonial Christmas? Here’s your chance to build a traditional Cape Cod house in freshly baked gingerbread, complete with breath-mint pinnacles, Twizzler shingles, and a brick-red fruit-leather...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 21st 2008 by Clarkson Potter
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This book is so cool! Thinking about making a gingerbread house but don't want to churn out some sticky, overdone thing that should have an evil witch living inside it? Check this out.

The book is divided into 2 sections. The front section is high gloss detailed color photos of the different houses and their landscapes, basic instructions and modification suggestions, as well as historical reference info.

The back section is all the blueprints, printed on standard paper so that they can be enlar...more
Wendy Hill
I'm in the thick of making my first gingerbread house from scratch, and I'm in way above my head, but this book is a lifesaver. I've read it through a few times now. The authors are an architect and a baker, so they don't miss a detail. Very simple and plain instructions for very elaborate houses. Good solid recipes too.
Jenny (Reading Envy)
A truly great instruction guide to a very specific baking project - the blueprints were the best part, and I made my first gingerbread house ever - it just happened to be an antebellum mansion instead of a simple square that most people might try. This book helped me be fearless.
'Tis the season for baking! I usually cheat and decorate gingey houses from kits but this year I've been inspired to make one from scratch. Although I am about to move over 1000 miles next month so realistically this might not come to fruition. Anyways-it's a fun book.
Jan 23, 2009 Barb rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginner gingerbread house builders
Lots of information on building gingerbread houses combined with trivia about architectural styles. The recipes, blueprints and instructions for building the houses are very clear.
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