Gingerbread House of "Magnolia Dale"
I created Magnolia Dale as part of a Gingerbread Christmas Village of Historical buildings that was recently displayed in the Augusta Museum of History. It placed second in a People's choice vote. Although I have been decorating cakes for years, this was my first gingerbread house and took me about 240 total hours to complete. It is built on a board that is 2' by 3', and is made of gingerbread, royal icing, fondant, gumpaste, modeling chocolate, poured sugar, and rice cereal treats. It also has lights that shine in the windows operated by a battery pack. I added an album on my facebook page with pictures of the work in progress. (Cakes by Sheryl Brousseau)