Liesbet posted:Julia M. Usher posted:
Hi, I save most of my gingerbread projects for months (some for years), just using my normal cutout gingerbread cookie recipe. But the cookie and icing will eventually dry out, and weird things can happen. For instance, the icing can "sheet" off (slide off in big sheets). So if you're storing pieces with vertical iced cookie parts, it's important to store them on something soft that can "break" the fall of any icing pieces. Usually sheeting can be repaired by gluing the icing sheets back on the cookies, as long as they haven't broken. But, if you're just storing until Christmas, it's doubtful you'd experience this problem.
Thank you Julia. It would be horizontal cookie platters, so no falling pieces expected.
The gingerbread projects you saved for years, how do you store those? Do you have a perspex box made for it and then keep it dark and cool inside another box?
Icing can also sheet off flat cookies; you'll just be more likely to see it before you break it. I don't know what a perspex box is, so I can't comment on that. Many of my projects are dimensional, so if they are not on display, I put them in tall plastic storage containers that are reasonably airtight (if not, I tape the edges) and then bag them with large garbage bags to keep direct light off them. Everything is stored in an air-conditioned space in the summer. But I have also left projects out in the open for months on display without much trouble too.