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Gingerbread in March?

Yes, gingerbread in March, but we won't actually debut this masterpiece until late November.  And yes, if I can say so myself, it is a masterpiece!!  I was asked to make a gingerbread chapel for a popular bridal magazine and the color scheme was to be all white and silver.  I brought back to the kitchen a myriad of white candies (including clear mint lozenges, mini white gum drops, candy stars, clear & white life savers), and just went to town with royal icing and large & small silver dragees.  All the candy and swiss dots aside, the 'piece de resistance' has to be the royal icing bell tower (for that, you'll have to wait until the end of the year): a filligree'd structure made entirely of piped royal icing, with a fondant bell hanging proudly in the window!  Other signature components of the chapel were a tiled roof, made of individually curled fondant tiles, and fondant snowflakes decorated with silver dragees.