Monday, December 13, 2010

Gingerbread Gillet

A few years back friends of ours hosted a gingerbread house competition. My plan entering the competition was "go big or go home," the same philosophy our undefeated New England Patriots had adopted during their 07-08 season  (Super Bowl XLII had not yet happened...we don't talk about THAT DAY in our house...we were there, it was a painful, sad, sad day). The only way to "go big" was to make a gingerbread replica of Gillet Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Here's a look at the (prizewinning) gingerbread "house":

 Prepping the pieces.
 Construction begins.
 Securing the supports.
 Adding the stands.

 Filling in the field. 

 Paint the lines and fill the stands with fans (aka DOTS candy)

 Adding the details.
 Almost done...
 Add the football (football shaped gingerbread), the team (more DOTS) and the goal posts (Cocktail skewers).
 And DONE!
 EPIC gingerbread!

How I did it:
Google several pictures of Gillet Stadium and drew out templates of sides and supports on to craft paper. 
Cut out paper templates.
Used Martha Stewarts Molasses-Gingerbread Cookie recipe to make a double batch of dough.
Rolled out LARGE sheets of the dough and cut around templates with a knife. Baked according to directions and assembled using Martha Stewarts Royal Icing.
Decorated with gel icing and candies.


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  1. too funny and super creative. that is worthy of best gingerbread creation, for sure! coming over from sumo's sweet stuff.

  2. Wow! That's hilarious and it looks great! What a fun idea!

  3. That's amazing!!

    Come enter my linky party as well as the current giveaways!!

  4. Haha! This is the best thing ever. A girl who loves football is a girl after my own heart. I sadly cheer for the Broncos though (except this season I've given up).

    I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and check out my 1st giveaway!

  5. What a fun idea...I'm filing this one away!

  6. How much fun!! And you definitely deserved to take the prize!! :)

  7. I love unique gingerbread creations! What a lot of work, but totally worth it! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at and linked this project!