The Crazy Kitchen: Spooky Halloween Gingerbread Church

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Spooky Halloween Gingerbread Church

After two days my Halloween gingerbread house is finished. I used the same recipe for the gingerbread that I've previously used, from the Tesco Real Food website, and added some grated orange zest. I also used the template from the same site but I adapted it slightly and made a template for the clock tower. Thankfully I suffered no breakages as I never had any spare dough but I did have some of the liquid left over (possibly due to my tablespoon measures of golden syrup & treacle being very generous) which I boiled up, added cream & made a very nice toffee sauce.

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I used chocolate cake covering to glue the walls together, which was a genius idea from Susan, which she first used with her Valentine house. The cake covering sets really quickly so you don't need to support it for ages with tin cans, as well as tasting a lot better than royal icing. As always though, the walls never end up straight however carefully I cut them, which doesn't help when it comes to assembling - another good reason to use the cake covering as gaps can be filled more easily.

I bought a pack of cheap plastic Halloween accessories from a pound shop along with some chocolate ghosts, Haribo sweets and chocolate fingers which were used to decorate the structure.

If you fancy joining in with mine & Susan's Halloween Gingerbread House Challenge you can add your post to the linky below and grab the code and add it to your own blog so others can join in. Please go and have a look at the other entries in the challenge & show them some comment love.

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