- First I Cut out the template/pattern for the house.
- Prepared the dough for the Gingerbread house.
- Baked all the pieces of the house (4 pieces for the walls and 2 for the roof).
- Made the Royal Icing .
- Put the house pieces together using Royal Icing.
- Decorated our GingerBread House.
This is where I got my recipe for this structural strong Gingerbread house. Also since we still have a few days before X'mas and I have tested this recipe. IT works. I would recommend this to everyone out there who wants to make a gingerbread house. Also a great project for the holidays where you can involve your kids.
- 2 cups light corn syrup (or dark corn syrup for a darker house)
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups or butter
- 9 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
**Using the above ingredients I made one house and have some dough left over (little less than half) which I'll use to make Christmas ornaments. So if you are using the above recipe you can make the adjustments as needed. For me this is my 1st time so just wanted to try as is ..without any major changes.
- 3 3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
12. I did get a 15" cardboard circle to built my gingerbread house on (foundation). Now fill up a pastry bag with the icing and begin assembling the Gingerbread house.You could check out the step by step assembling tips here. Its recommended to use a #10 plain round tip for bold lines and #3 plain round tip for thin lines. Begin by making a L shape with the icing. I made thick and bold lines so that the walls could have enough glue to stick together and be strong. Now add two adjacent walls. Hold on to them for about 30 seconds to a minute and then continue with the other two walls. On the inner side of the wall apply some icing to all the four seams. Now go onto to the roof. Apply a thik bead of icing on all the top edges of the wall and attach one roof at a time. Then apply icing onto the seam where the two roofs meet.