Gingerbread house kits can be found in most big box stores or online. Generally they will come with the gingerbread pieces, some frosting, and some candies. I would suggest buying more candies and maybe a jar of frosting before making your house if you want to add some personal flair to it.
Step 1: Check the Pieces
This isn’t just for decoration. The frosting is the mortar for your house. It will hold all of your pieces together!(Prefer to create your own gingerbread house? – look at books for inspiration)
Step 2: Assemble the House
You’ll want to hold it for a minute to set. Continue this until you have the four base walls set up. You may need to use cans or boxes to prop walls up while you work.
(Prefer to create your own Gingerbread House? Check out the range of Gingerbread House Cookie Molds available)
Step 3 – Attach The House To The Base
If not, you can use a large piece of cardboard. Line the base with frosting where the bottom of your walls will be setting and carefully attach your four walls to the base. Let the house sit for another 10-15 minutes for the frosting to harden before moving on to the roof.
(Need some help decorating the house? Get a decorating piping bag to add the snow)
Two Sets of Hands are Better than One!
Be careful when adding the roof, you don’t want to break the rest of your house! The easiest way to do this part is with a partner. Apply frosting to the roof pieces in all of the necessary places and add both at the same time.
Make sure the top is pushed together firmly with plenty of frosting to hold it in place. Once the roof is on, you’ll want to let the house set one more time before decorating.
(Don’t forget the snowflake sprinkles!)
Step 4: It’s Time to Decorate!
You can add food colouring to the frosting you have left over and use it to decorate. You can put a bit of frosting on the bottom of candies and line your house with candies.
In the end, you will have a lovely gingerbread house that looks good enough to eat!