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Kitchen Supply Gingerbread House Mold
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- Two-sided design
- Recipes and decorating instructions for several designs
- Aluminum construction for heat distribution
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I used the recipe included in the kit to make the dough. The taste of the end product was okay. I'm sure you can find better tasting recipes if you plan to eat it; but the nice thing about this recipe was that it was portioned to make one house. So you can make just one house or multiply it according to however many houses you desire.
My 2.5 year old had fun helping make the gingerbread house. She would press the dough in each area and I would go over it with a rolling pin.
I chose to move the pieces to a separate cookie sheet instead of baking them in the mold. This allowed me to bake all the necessary pieces at one time.
This is definitely something my girls and I will be using every year.
I have a large non-stick pan for making a large centerpiece, but this pan makes a 6 x 6 x 5 inch cabin or brick house that is a much better size if you're making several or don't want to buy tons of candy for decorating. It is a perfect size for kids. One of the reviewers said she returned this pan before using it because she didn't think the texture would make for a detailed gingerbread house, but that is not the case. I used to have a cast iron pan and now also have a non-stick one, and this aluminum pan makes just as nice slabs of gingerbread as those two. It also doesn't rust over time as my cast iron one did.
Here are some tips...
* To make a single gingerbread house, it is easier to bake the pieces in the mold even though you have to do so twice. This is also a good idea if the house needs to be as smooth or perfect as possible.
* If using the pan as a mold (which is much faster, especially if you are making multiple houses), the rolling pin method explained on the recipe sheet insert didn't work well for me. I found just pressing the dough into the mold with my fingers got good results -- the walls were actually more consistent and the edges tidier. Also, I used about 6 tablespoons of water instead of 2 like the recipe said, adding it gradually until the dough felt like fresh Play-Doh.
* To prepare the pan as a mold, I found the manufacturer's recipe (included with purchase) contained enough shortening that I didn't have to flour, grease, or spray the pan to get the dough to release well. I just used a sharp knife to loosen the edges and then teased the dough slabs onto a greased cookie sheet. (Don't use a good knife as the tip may get dull against the pan.Read more ›
Nicely sized houses - not too big and not too small
Heavy, well made mold - it feels high quality and will last a long time
Two patterns to choose from - both the "log cabin" and the "brick house" sides are cute
Need 2 rounds for 1 house - the mold produces half of one house, so you need to do it twice. You can get around this like another reviewer said by using it more as a cookie cutter than a baking mold, and putting the pieces on a cookie sheet. If you're going to do this, be sure to spray the heck out of the mold and dust it liberally with flour or powdered sugar to make it easier to get the pieces out without mutilating them. That also works better if your dough is cold and stiff - so if it gets too warm as you're working it throw it back in the fridge and be patient.
So, overall I think it's a great product, I just wish it had twice the pieces that it does.
Overall, I thought the instructions and recipe were very easy to follow. The mold feels very sturdy and well made and I see it lasting for many many years. I did not follow their recipe for icing, I used the royal icing recipe from Joy of cooking because I felt safer using an icing recipe that heated the egg whites. We used our gingerbread house as our Christmas dinner centerpiece and then ate it after dinner.
My only problems with this product are very minor. First, the instructions direct you to dust the mold in flour when you are using it as a cookie cutter so that the pieces come out easy. This didn't work for me at all. I tried spraying the mold with PAM and that worked beautifully. Second, the mold for the little gingerbread men was pretty tricky to use. They also bake a lot faster than the house pieces so if you do not watch them, they will burn on you (we decided ours were tan from a Cancun vacation).
I would definitely buy this again and making the house was a lot of fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This mold was of a high quality, easy to use, and the included recipe was easier to make and produced better results than other recipes I tried using the same mold (I think in part... Read morePublished 7 months ago by SteelToedStilettos
I used this as a chocolate mold for Christmas. It turned out great.Published 12 months ago by 333blue3
I have not used this item yet but it looks like it is high quality! It would be nice to have a set so that I wouldn't have to use it twice to make one house. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Karen Savoie
I love these molds. Go heavy on the shortening as it tells you, and press down very firmly to get imprint of bricks or logs. Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I read all of the reviews before I bought this mold. For the price point it was really the best choice. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Do NOT buy this no matter how good of an idea it seems to be.
It was nothing but aggravation from the very beginning. The recipe that came with it was HORRIBLE. Read more
We use a Williamsburg gingerbread recipe which ended up being too stiff and sticking terribly to the mold. Xx xxPublished on February 16, 2013 by Michelle B