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Dec 5, 2006 06:10 PM

Gingerbread House Making Workshops

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:

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  1. 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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    1. re: macca

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

      1. re: gini

        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

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

        1. re: pamalamb

          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.

        1. re: hargau

          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

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

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

          1. 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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              1. re: marilees

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

                1. re: gini

                  haha yeah it's a bit much for gingerbread houses

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

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