Hello my friends! I found an adorable baking pan a few weeks ago and
it immediately went into my online cart. I thought it would be SO cute for
If you’ve ever tried traditional gingerbread villages and ended up with a
crumbled mess…this method is for you! This baking pan is SO stinking cute
and the little village turned out better than any other we’ve tried.
This is the pan I found:
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I planned to hold off a bit before trying it, but when it arrived I was too
excited to see how they would turn out. I read the instructions that came
with the pan and it said to use a non stick spray with flour in it…this is
flour baking spray
at the grocery store and used a box cake mix to make the village:
I sprayed inside the houses generously and then filled about 3/4 full:
Well, a little more than 3/4, but it’s a bit difficult to determine that
with these because of the shape.
I did have some overflow, but that’s an easy fix! I let them cool for about
15 minutes before cutting off the bottoms:
We immediately ate that part. 😉
I took a cookie rack and placed it on top and then flipped it
over…sweating while I did it because I was so nervous they would
No fear — they came out perfectly! Ugh…so cute!! I sifted some
powdered sugar on top for a snowy look:
If you’re fancy you could pipe some detail with frosting. I am not fancy.
I grabbed a pedestal and sprinkled some powdered sugar around that before
placing them on. I mean…come on! How cute is this?:
They would be so cute sitting out at a Christmas party…but people may not
eat them because they look so good:
I grabbed a cloche and tucked it all under there so we can keep them for a
So simple! I made the cake mix as directed and the village was baked to
perfection at 25 minutes. I had plenty left over that I used for a small
round cake as well.
As I was making these I wondered if the pan would work for a more permanent
Christmas village — maybe with cement or polymer clay of some kind? (Of
course I wouldn’t use it for baking after that.) I may have to try it with
another pan sometime.
What a fun Christmas addition! I had to share it with you. 🙂