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Gingerbread House Making Workshops

gini Dec 5, 2006 06:10 PM

This weekend, together with 15 small children, I made a gingerbread house at Verrill Farm in Concord. It was so much fun!

I would like to make another gingerbread house next weekend. Do you hounds know of anywhere else in the metro area where I can go to a workshop to make a house?

For those with children, or child-like curiosity, Verrill will be having the workshop again this Sunday: http://verrillfarm.com/

  1. macca Dec 5, 2006 06:34 PM

    Wilson Farm in Lexington has one this Thursday evening. And you may want to give the Michael Craft store in your area a call. They do lots of seasonal stuff.

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      gini Dec 5, 2006 08:07 PM

      Oh dear. I think I'm allergic to the Michael's craft store. But Wilson Farms looks good. Thanks!

      1. re: gini
        macca Dec 5, 2006 08:11 PM

        Too funny. If you do go to Wilsons, make sure to get some scones- and their butternut squash is great. I bought a piece in October- it was so good, I went back the next day and bought a boxful. It is in my cellar, and we have been enjoying it since. Of course, I am not sure if what they have now is the same- but I can say that it is the best butternut I have ever tasted. Sweet, with no liquid- even when steamed. Looks more like a baked sweet potato.

      2. re: macca
        pamalamb Dec 6, 2006 01:49 PM

        The workshop at Wilson's is full, fyi...

        1. re: pamalamb
          gini Dec 6, 2006 02:17 PM

          Bah! Any other ideas?

          I mean, I could really just make one at home, but the thought of buying that much candy sickens me and I can't give the leftovers to the foodbank cause they require things unopened.

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        hargau Dec 6, 2006 03:14 PM

        Maybe these guys sell one in "kit" form or something
        http://www.gingerbreadusa.com/GBHouse...

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          macca Dec 6, 2006 03:22 PM

          You can also buy the kits at almost any supermarket - or at target, walmart, etc. Our teen loves them- we usually buy a few each year, and she and a few of her friends come over and make pizza, make the gingerbread houses. If you do buy yhe kits, you will need to make additional "royal icing" to keep the house together, and to decorate. This year they are branching out and adding Christmas cookies to their evening festivities.

          1. re: macca
            gini Dec 6, 2006 04:22 PM

            I made one from Trader Joe's last year that was pretty decent.

        2. SeaSide Tomato Dec 7, 2006 10:04 AM

          HAve you tried Ginger Betty's on Seas Street in Quincy?

          1. gini Nov 27, 2007 11:20 AM

            It's time again, I'm afraid, to go make gingerbread houses. I barely managed to squeeze my friends and I into a workshop at Verrill Farm later this month, but 75 Chestnut is already full! Gah! Wilson Farm still has space - does anyone know of any others?

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              marilees Nov 27, 2007 11:28 AM

              Tosca is hosting one for $75 a person (http://www.bostonchefs.com/news/viewA...)

              1. re: marilees
                gini Nov 27, 2007 11:31 AM

                That's just a little too involved for me, but that's for the idea!

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                  marilees Nov 27, 2007 01:54 PM

                  haha yeah it's a bit much for gingerbread houses

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              hsquare2southend Nov 27, 2007 01:38 PM

              75 Chestnut has workshops on the 1st, 8th and 15th of next month!

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                hsquare2southend Nov 27, 2007 01:40 PM

                Darn- already full. Sorry!

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