Frequently Asked Questions

Templates

Are gingerbread templates available by electronic download?


The GingerbreadExchange forum provides free gingerbread templates that can be downloaded, saved to your electronic device, and printed on your own printer. Click here or visit www.GingerbreadExchange.com .




Are instructions for constructing the gingerbread house included in the pre-printed template package? included in pre-printed template packets?


Step-by-step instructions (with pictures) are provided in the pre-printed template packet.




Are baked gingerbread pieces included in pre-printed template packets?


Pre-printed template packets include pre-printed templates, recipes, candy list, and instructions, but do NOT include baked gingerbread pieces.




Is candy included in pre-printed template packets?


Pre-printed template packets include pre-printed templates, recipes, candy list, and instructions, but do NOT include candy.




How will I know the finished size of the gingerbread house in order to use the correct size gingerbread base?


Finished gingerbread house size dimensions are listed for each product in the on-line store, and are also included in the gingerbread construction instructions.




Do pre-printed templates need to be sized (enlarged)?


Pre-printed templates are printed on 8 1/2" x 14" cardstock, and are all full-size, ready to cut. No enlarging or tracing required.




Will all gingerbread pieces fit into a standard residential oven?


All gingerbread pieces fit on a half-size (13" x 18") cookie sheet, and a standard residential oven.




What size cookie sheets do I need to bake the gingerbread pieces?


All gingerbread pieces fit on a half-size (13" x 18") cookie sheet, and a standard residential oven.




Do pre-printed gingerbread template pieces need to be taped together in order to make a larger template piece?


All pre-printed template peices are printed on 8 1/2" x 14" cardstock, ready to cut and use as-is with no enlarging or tracing required. However, sometimes a wall or roof is just too large to fit onto a single peice of paper. In few instances one or two template peices must be taped together prior to cutting from gingerbread dough. Note: To accomodate most personal/home printers, templates obtained via electronic DOWNLOAD are sized for 8 1/2" x 11" paper, and thus may include more pieces that need to be taped together prior to cutting from dough.




Are recipes included in pre-printed gingerbread template packets?


Recipes for Construction Gingerbread Dough, Royal Icing (glue), and Poured Sugar (windows) are included in the pre-printed template packet. Recipes are provided in both volumn and weight measurements.




Are pre-printed gingerbread templates easy to use?


All pre-printed gingerbread template pieces are printed on 8 1/2" x 14" legal size 67lb card-stock for ease of use.




Do pre-printed gingerbread templates show window placement?


All window placements are shown on pre-printed templates.




What if I am unhappy with my pre-printed gingerbread template?


Pre-printed gingerbread templates may be returned for a full refund if the paper pieces have not been cut-out yet. If the pre-printed gingerbread paper template pieces have been cut-out, the template cannot be returned for a refund.




What are the skill levels for each gingerbread template?


Gingerbread templates provide a skill level based on house design. Beginner - this gingerbread house consists of 2 gable walls, 2 regular walls, and 2 roof sections. The roof may be a gable or saltbox style. This gingerbread house is for the beginner builder who is just learning how to stand-up a house with 4 walls.. Intermediate - this gingerbread house may consist of some attributes listed above and may include a wing to the house, and shed-roof dormer windows. The roof may be a gable, saltbox, gambrel, or mansard/dutch style. This gingerbread house is for intermediate builders who are able to stand-up a house with up to 8 walls. Advanced - this gingerbread house may consist of some attributes listed above and may include columns, bay or oriel windows, a tower, and gable-roof dormer windows. The roof may be a gable, saltbox, gambrel, mansard/dutch, or hip/cap style roof. This gingerbread house is for advanced builders who are able to stand-up a house with up to 8 walls and more complex windows and roof styles. Expert- this gingerbread house may consist of some attributes listed above and may include a turret. The roof may be a gable, saltbox, gambrel, mansard/dutch, hip/cap, or hip/cap with a deck style roof. This gingerbread house is for expert builders who are able to stand-up a house with up to 8-10 walls and triangular roof pieces for a turret. Master - this gingerbread house may consist of some attributes listed above and may include a bow window or a gazebo. The roof may be a gable, saltbox, gambrel, mansard/dutch, hip/cap, hip/cap with a deck, cone/spire, or dome style roof. This gingerbread house is for master builders who are able to stand-up a house with up to 10 - 12 walls and can bake round pieces.





Custom Display

How do I order a custom gingerbread display?


Click here for instructions to obtain a quote for a custom gingerbread display.




Is there a delivery area for custom gingerbread displays?


Due to size limitations and delivery requirements, custom gingerbread displays are only available in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.





Custom Templates

How do I obtain a custom gingerbread template?


Click here for instructions to submit your picture in order to obtain a quote for a custom gingerbread template.





Gingerbread Kits

Does Gingerbread-By-Design provide pre-baked gingerbread kits?


At this time, Gingerbread-By-Design does not provide pre-baked gingerbread kits, but they do take orders for custom gingerbread displays for events, commercial, or personal use. Click here for instructions to obtain a quote for a custom gingerbread display.





Pictures

How do I share my finished gingerbread pictures?


GingerbreadExchange is a free forum that allows you to upload pictures to your own personal gallery or to specific categories. Click here or visit www.GingerbreadExchange.com .





Shipping

How long does it take to recieve my pre-printed template packet?


Pre-printed templates are shipped 1-2 business days after date of purchase, and typically take 2-3 days for delivery via USPS Priority Mail.