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Why settle for a regular gingerbread house when you can have a light-up gingerbread tube train?!

Posted by Tom from London, United Kingdom • Published See Tom's 22 projects »
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  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix together the butter, sugar, treacle, eggs and water in a second bowl and then combine with the flour mixture to form a thick dough. Cool in the fridge for a couple of hours.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 3
    Step 3

    Print out the tube train templates above on to thick card and cut them out.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 4
    Step 4

    Roll out the gingerbread dough with a rolling pin so that it's about 1cm thick and use your templates to cut out the shapes.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully cut out and remove the windows.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a knife to score the door the frames.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bake in an oven for 15 minutes at 180'C and leave to cool.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 8
    Step 8

    Dissolve the sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan of water over a medium heat.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 9
    Step 9

    Boil until the temperature reaches 310'F then remove from the heat.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the gingerbread sides of your train on a tray covered in tinfoil and spoon the candy mixture in to the windows and leave to harden and cool.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 11
    Step 11

    It's construction time. Mix up a batch of royal icing by combining two egg whites with icing sugar until it forms a thick paste. Ice the bottom of the sides and ends of your train and stick in place on a cake board.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 12
    Step 12

    Ice the edges together and leave the icing to set.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 13
    Step 13

    Decorate some gingerbread commuters for the inside of the train.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 14
    Step 14

    Place the commuters and lights inside the carriage and then attach the roof beams with more icing. Coat the top of the beams with more icing and spread to an even consistency.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cover the entire roof in strips of black liquorice.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 16
    Step 16

    Use masking and edible blue lustre to paint the panels along the bottom of the train.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 17
    Step 17

    Tape of the windows and edges to paint the doors red.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 18
    Step 18

    Gather some white chocolate buttons to make roundels.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 19
    Step 19

    Ice the edges and loop with a length of red liquorice lace.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 20
    Step 20

    Cut a strip of black liquorice.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 21
    Step 21

    Spray with edible lustre.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread Tube Train - Step 22
    Step 22

    Attach the roundel to the side of the train with the blue liquorice through the middle.

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MagicalGirlMaya
MagicalGirlMaya · Dallas, Texas, US · 217 projects
That is totally bloody adorable!
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