Monday, December 20, 2010

Mr. Jelly Belly's Gingerbread House

This Jelly Belly Gingerbread house features Green Apple, Very Cherry and Lemon Jelly Bellies.  The front door is crafted out of Fruit Striped Gum with two Mini Candy Canes on each side of the Double Bubble Gum doors. The House is finished with Haribo Mega Roulettes. The trees are mini Icing Decorations. This house is fun and easy to make, you just need to pick your favorite Jelly Bellies.

Peppermint Palace

This Sweet Palace is made of Peppermint Non Pareils, Sour Cherries and Dark Chocolate Pretzels.  The Gumdrop Wreath has tiny Icing Flowers.  The wreath on the door is a piece of Fruit & Creme Licorice.

Big Rock Candy Mountain Chalet

 To build this Rock Candy Chalet we used Milk Chocolate Rocks, Candy Pebbles (which are old fashioned jelly beans), Large Gumdrops, Mini Peppermint Jack Straws and Icing Decorations, which include our Tiny Lights, Snowman, Wreath & Star.
Sweets Cinnamon Squares were used to construct the chimney.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Confectionery's Kristi Holmes on New Day Northwest

Check out our very own Kristi Holmes, candy girl #1, as she shows off some gingerbread house creations on New Day Northwest!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Barbie's Dream Gingerbread House - Home Sweet Home

This Home "Sweet" Home was decorated with Pink & White Jordan AlmondsPink Gumdrops line the roof while Necco Wafers create picture perfect shingles. The front of the house is lined in Pink Lemonade Candy Sticks, the Mint Wreath is so cute and the french doors are Dark Chocolate Molasses Crisps. Notice the Raspberry & Cherry Sour Belt awning and the Crushed Peppermint detail.  Strawberry Vanilla Taffy will keep guests from nibbling at the house. The glass candy jar in the background is filled with Red Apple Jelly Bellies.

Jawbreaker Icing Igloo

This Jawbreaker Icing Igloo was created to withstand the blowing forces of the Big Bad Wolf. This sugar shack will not be falling down any time soon. Mini Jawbreakers were used on the front and sides of this Gingerbread House. Red Hots make perfect lights.  Fruit Creme Licorice lines the roof and when they are cut in half, they make perfect shingles and were used to make the wreath on the door. Sour Watermelon Belts make for a very sweet entry into this candy cottage. A Sour Green Apple Licorice Lace frame the door and the door knob is a Sweet Tart Decorating Bead. The Icing Decorations add to the design with the Happy Holidays sign and the Icing Tree by the front door.  Our snowman was made by using a White Chocolate Maltball, a Caramel Ball and a piece of Watermelon Sour Belt for his scarf. 

Small Rock Candy Cottage

This Rock Candy Cottage is decorated for the Holidays!  It features Milk Chocolate Rocks for siding.  Old Fashioned Large Gumdrops (Lime & Cherry) line the roof top, Non-Pareil Jingle Jels work well as shingles and the chimney is a piece of Peppermint Ribbon CandyPeppermint Jack Straws were used on the corners of the house.The detail on the front of the house is complete with an electric cord made from a Sour Green Apple Licorice Lace - they also frame the door. A piece of Fruit Creme Licorice is used for a wreath on the front door.  Rainbow Sour Belts make up the front porch and the Tiny Lights Icing Decorations are the envy of the candy neighbors.  White Milkies are set to look like snow in the yard.  These sweet folks even decorated their icing tree!

The Confectionery Kristi Holmes with New Day Northwest's Margaret Larson

Candy Girl Connie and Kristi Holmes on the set of New Day Northwest.  Connie created all of the Gingerbread Houses. We are lucky to have such a talented decorator.

New Day Northwest Gingerbread House

The Confectionery's Gingerbread Houses featured on New Day Northwest

During the holidays, The Confectionery is a favorite place for customers to pick out candy for their Gingerbread houses.  When King 5's New Day Northwest asked us to do a segment on Gingerbread Houses we were excited.  We love any activity which is centered around Candy!  It was a fun segment - the staff of New Day Northwest had a competition and the audience voted on the best house.  Connie, one of our candy girls, created all of our houses in the segment.  From Mr. Jelly Bellies house to the Rock Candy Cottage it is hard to choose a favorite!

With over 400 jars of candy, you will find your favorites to inspire your creations.  The Confectionery offers 2 sizes of pre-assembled Gingerbread Houses which make decorating a fun holiday activity. All you need is Candy, Royal Icing and the fun starts.