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The Gingerbread Book Hardcover – October 15, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; First Edition edition (October 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847814149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847814145
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Where's the Christmas celebrant who hasn't harbored thoughts of cooking up an edible cottage? In this beautifully illustrated book, sugarcraftsman and teacher Stellingwerf tells readers how to create a number of apparently exquisite gingerbread constructions. He knows his territory. The author provides explicit directions for fabricating everything from gingerbread cookies lavished with icing to elegant windowed edifices--even a carousel with gingerbread horses. These inventions are undoubtedly labor-intensive, but good guidance and template illustrations make even the fanciest methodical and comprehensible. In addition, Stellingwerf offers a history of gingerbread and a recipe credited to Mary Washington, mother of George. Those new to gingerbread construction can start out with the simpler cookies, then work their way up. The experienced will be challenged to create edible baskets, country churches and small gazebos.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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We first saw this book in the USA when visiting family.
M. Baldwin
Of all the books I have found (so far, I have been referencing around 8), this one is the most comprehensive of all.
S. Johnson
This book will help me with new ideas and give me new patterns for many years.
karen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rose GM on December 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book has beautiful and inspiring pictures, perfect for any occasion.

However, the measurements are severely wrong for the templates. For example, the woodland house doesn't give you measurements for the door and the shutters are tiny. SO, I made new measurements in case anyone needs them.

Door:
height = 6.95cm
width = 3.5cm

Shutter:
height = 4cm
width = 2.1cm

Window:
Must be 4.3cm length

Front & Back of house:
Total height = 25cm
Total width = 19.2cm

Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "legolas_man" on December 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Though the book has wonderful pictures, many of the measurements in the drawings are wrong.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
What a great book! Includes the history of gingerbread, several recipes, patterns for all of the projects, decorating ideas and a list of suppliers! This book is a gem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fleurdecomores on August 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
N.B. The author's name is Steven Stellingwerf. Rizzoli is the publisher.

I was thinking I didn't have this book and cross-referenced the ISBN on another site (comparing prices ;p) and immediately recognized the author and thus avoided a duplicate purchase.

I rate this book four stars, knowing the measurements are incorrect, for the inspiring projects and depictive photos. I like his finely detailed work and think overall, this a must-have edition to your gingerbread-baking collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If you have never made gingerbread before, this is the book for you. The recipes are easy and the step by step pictures walk you through the process of making anything from gingerbread cookies to a variety of gingerbread houses with various themes. I would highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I am really disappointed that this book is not available. Really would like to purchase it. We have it in the public library, but to do the projects I would like to own it. The best book I have come across on this subject!! Simple and to the point.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
MY WIFE HAS CHECKED THIS BOOK OUT OF THE LIBRARY EVERY MONTH FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS. I JUST WANT TO BUY A COPY FOR HER TO SAVE SHOE LEATHER.
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