If you have always wanted to learn how to construct a gingerbread house or if you are looking to take your baking and decorating skills to the next level, you will have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, November 22nd at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum at our Gingerbread House Demonstration at 9:30 a.m.
Katherine Mullins, proprietor of the Gingerbread House Bakery in Whitman, will offer a program that is designed for both the budding novice and the experienced gingerbread “architect.” She will share a lifetime of experience in this art form and demonstrate how the pros do it, including tips about the best dough to use in construction, to artful finishing touches that add a real wow factor.
In this 1.5 hour class, Katherine will construct a house, sleigh and Santa as well as demonstrate techniques using royal icing and chocolate for “gluing.” Take home a booklet with dough, icing and cookie recipes and an assortment of patterns. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as seating is limited. The fee is $14.00 for RJD members, $18.00 for non-members.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House & Garden Museum was built in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr. This Greek Revival mansion, located on a full city block of formal gardens, is a National Historic Landmark, one of only 2,500 currently so named in the Nation. The period rooms of the house chronicle 150 years of economic and social evolution of the city, as reflected in the residencies of the Rotch, Jones, and Duff families. The Museum is located at 396 County Street; there is free parking available on Madison Street, Seventh Street and Joli Gonsalves Way. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.