Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gingerbread House

1 Gingerbread House kit (I got mine at Michaels)
All kinds of extra embellishments if you don't think the ones that come with the kit are enough
I personally added the Red Hots and mini Candy Canes.
1/4 - 1/2 cup of dry powdered sugar

I've been lazy for several years.  I used to make my own gingerbread but have settled with kits lately. 

After I made the icing according to package directions, I placed it in a pastry bag.  I then took all four sides of the house and "glued" it together with the icing.  I was supposed to wait an hour before I added the roof sections.

I didn't wait an hour like I should have.  I may have waited 40 minutes at the most.  I struggled with the roof tops but finally got them on after several tries and not without making a heck of a mess!!!  I was using the Coke glass to keep the roof from sliding, same with the other side.

Now onto the decorating - just like "decking the halls" :)

Put the powdered sugar into a sifter and shake it over the gingerbread house.  Look! It's snowing!! :)  I love snow, I wish it would snow in our area for Christmas but it doesn't look like it is.  So I'll just enjoy it here.

All done!
There are no mistakes when making a gingerbread house.  No matter how many you make while putting the house together, they can be easily covered with all the icing.  This one looks a bit too rough, that's why it's important to wait for the icing to dry.  There's nothing more frustrating than to have all four sides cave in time after time - I speak from experience :)

Merry Christmas!!


  1. How cute! Your family is really going to enjoy this over the holidays.

  2. Thx Paula, my son usually ends up picking at it and finishing it off.


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