Gingerbread Fashion Show

by in Holidays, December 13th, 2010
Work it: Not willing to settle for simple frosting squiggles, this ginger-guy is ready to rock the runway in a bold holiday tie.

The sweetest designs of this season aren’t found on the red carpet, but instead on the pages of Food Network Magazine. Take inspiration from the styles seen on the pages of the December issue and create your own to-die-for candy outfits. Start with a batch of perfect gingerbread, and check out these runway-worthy duds:

A frothy, layered gown worthy of the finest holiday gala.

How to DIY: Snip mini marshmallows in half with scissors; toss in colored sugar (it sticks to the cut side). Attach with royal icing.

Gingerbread gentleman clad in quintessential dad duds.

How to DIY: Cut fruit leather into pants and tie and attach with royal icing. Use thinned icing to make a shirt.

Someone's ready to kick their heels up at the holiday party.

How to DIY: Smash same-color fruit chews together, roll into sheets, cut holes and fill with the other color. Cut outfits; attach with royal icing.

The perfect gear for a little drummer boy, or lederhosen-loving gingerman.

How to DIY: Attach small and large nonpareils with royal icing; line the dress or shorts with colored mini chocolate chips.

See all 20 new decked-out gingerbread people from Food Network Magazine, then enter your best-dressed gingerbread people for a chance to win year-long subscriptions of Food Network Magazine for 10 friends.

But don’t stop there. Christmas/gingerbread season is just once a year, so go crazy with these gingerbread ideas from the stars:

Nigella’s Guinness Gingerbread
Paula’s Gingerbread Boys and Girls
Sandra’s Gingerbread Martini
Bobby’s Gingerbread and Lemon Curd Trifle With Blackberry Sauce
Rachael’s Gingerbread Waffles
Ina’s Gingerbread Cupcakes With Orange Icing
Giada’s Gingerbread Cocktail
Bobby’s Gingerbread Cupcakes With Caramelized Mango Buttercream
Aarti’s Garam Masala-Chocolate Gingerbread
Emeril’s Spiced Gingerbread With Creme Anglaise

*All gingerbread images courtesy of Steve Giralt for Food Network Magazine.

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