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Gingerbread house cake pans
Gingerbread house cake pans - spice up your Halloween, birthday, or Christmas party the easy way.
Lifelong lovers of gingerbread (or really any homemade cake), both my Mom and I used to glance in awe at the homemade gingerbread houses that friends would make to punctuate a Halloween or Christmas party. But, gingerbread houses take so long to structurally build and there's no assurance that the end product will look like that picture on the front of the kit. But, ah, I've found a solution to this dilemma. Just use one of these adorable gingerbread house cake pans and, not only will you not have to worry about the collapse of your table centerpiece mastery, but you'll have more time to decorate and, after all, isn't that the most fun when making a ginger bread house?! Just think of the quality time to spend with young ones.
The unusual cake pans I've selected to show you on this Squidoo article are available on Amazon.com and would be a perfect Halloween or Christmas gift to the baker in your family. And, if you're lucky, perhaps you'd even get to sample a piece of one of these beautiful confections.
The picture to the left is of a gingerbread cake pan I found on Amazon - I love that the picture shows the final cake also. You can find purchasing information below.
Nordic ware cake molds
My Mom always had a bunch of these Nordic ware cake molds - sadly, most of them went to my sister. I remember the delicious cakes that these fun cake pans used to turn out though and the fun we had decorating our desserts.
Why not start a new Halloween or Christmas tradition and mix up a batch of gingerbread in these festive bundt pans?
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Gingerbread recipes from some of the tastiest places on the web
I am a connoisseur of sorts of gingerbread. I like my gingerbread men (or women....) very spicy so fresh ginger is the key. The gingerbread recipes I've found below are some of the most delicious floating around. Try any or all of them and delight your Halloween party crowd. Santa might like a slice too so mix up a cake for Christmas eve - actually, gingerbread freezes very well.
- Allrecipes.com blueberry gingerbread cake
Ready for a tasty variation on the original gingerbread? Here's a gingerbread cake recipe with blueberries. It's a 5 star rating from all 40 reviewers!
- Allrecipes.com basic gingerbread recipe
This is a classic gingerbread recipe. If you like a 'bite' to your spice cake, I'd add in a bit more fresh ginger.
- Southernfood.com basic gingerbread recipe
This gingerbread recipe is spicier than the one above. Southern cooks know how to do it right!
- Martha Stewart chewy chocolate gingerbread
Where would we be with a list of gingerbread recipes without Martha Steward? This recipe is for cookies which, btw, look fabulous...
Nordic ware gingerbread house bundt pan
One of my favorite unusual cake pans, this heavy cast aluminum bundt cake pan will deliver a cake that is evenly baked and ready for decorations. Forget the lopsided windows or the icing seams that never seem to hold!
Gingerbread cake mixes
If you prefer to go an even easier route than just using a preformed cake pan for your gingerbread house, go with one of these highly rated mixes. I'd still add my own personal touches such as more ginger, a tad more cinnamon, and maybe some cardamom spice.
Need some pointers or ideas on decorating your gingerbread cake?
YouTube holds a wealth of great videos as can be evidenced by these videos showing how to decorate a gingerbread cake. I think the most important thing when creating a Halloween or Christmas table centerpiece such as these cakes should be is to have fun with the decorating and make the cake tasty! No one ever said I was the best cake decorator but there's never a crumb left of any of my homemade confections.
Why bake only one gingerbread house bundt cake when you can bake six?
Are you a lover of gingerbread? Does baking put you in the Christmas spirit? Do you own one of these very cool cake pans? I'd love to hear any and all comments.