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Sunday, August 26, 2012

How to make a Lamp / Fence Post

Step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make a Lamp / Fence Post.


Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions

To make the Lamp.....



Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Place a small yellow gum drop onto wax paper

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Place a dot of Royal Icing onto the wax paper, about the same size as the bottom of the gum drop.

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Squish gum drop onto drop of Royal Icing

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
With Royal Icing make a line from the top of the gum drop down to the bottom, lifting slightly on the bottom to form little hooks.

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Place a small drop of Royal Icing on top of gum drop and place a black dragee on top (if desired)
 
Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Make more than you think you will need.  Let dry for a couple of hours.




To make the Post.....

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Marshmallows (20 jumbo or 40 regular)


Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter or margarine in a large pan on low (I use margarine, it's much cheaper)

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Add marshmallows  (20 jumbo or 40 regular)


Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Keep stirring the marshmallows as they melt
 
Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Stir until smooth then remove from heat

 Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Use some form of crispy rice cereal (plain, fruity, or chocolate)

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Approx. 6 - 7 cups of crispy rice cereal

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Dump crispy rice cereal into melted marshmallows

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Stir well

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
WELL GREASED hands (use butter or margarine).. very important or the mix will stick terribly to your hands

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Place about a golf ball / baseball size of mix into your WELL GREASED hand

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Roll and press the mix into the desired post size

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Lay on wax paper to harden (make more than you think you will need)

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
With Royal Icing, place onto your gingerbread display where desired, attaching your fence (as needed)

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Place a small amount of Royal Icing on top of the fence post and place your now dry/hardened Lamp fixture.
 
Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions


Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
  
Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions
Lamps can also be placed under the porch as light decorations

Ultimate Gingerbread - Lamp / Fence Post instructions