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Design Your Own Gingerbread House

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If you've ever wanted to Design Your Own Gingerbread House, this could be the year to do it! Learn how to make a gingerbread house with this fun tutorial. It contains all sorts of gingerbread house hints and tips for every skill level.
 

Design Your Own Gingerbread House
 

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Instructions:

  1. First things first, you’ll want to start making your gingerbread dough. Once you have the dough prepared, roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness, making sure the dough is as even as possible.
     
  2. Select your pattern. Since this isn’t a kit, you can choose to make your house as little or as big as you want. Don’t be afraid to make it your own! My husband and I ended up making our own pattern, but there are plenty of templates to choose from, like the one in the materials listed above.
     
  3. Once you have the main portions of your pattern cut out, decide which parts of the house will contain your windows and cut those out too.
     
  4. Place your dough house templates on baking sheets and bake according to your recipe. For the parts of the house with windows, take some hard candy and place them in the middle of the window cut-outs. While baking, the candy will melt to form a window like this:

    Design Your Own Gingerbread House
     
  5. Once your dough is finished baking and your windows have hardened, it’s time to start making your icing. You will need to make A LOT. Remember, the icing not only holds your walls and roof together, but you can also use it to make snow (or cover up mistakes in my case).
     
  6. Glue together your gingerbread pieces and assemble your house. Start by taking the main walls of the house and press them together with icing. Be generous with your icing, you want your house to stick together when you begin decorating.
     
  7. Once the main part of your house is glued together, start assembling your roof. Let the entire house dry for at least an hour.
     
  8. Now comes the fun part – decorating! There isn’t a hard fast rule for how to decorate your house. Use peppermint candies, licorice, colored frosting, candy canes – whatever you wish!
     
  9. If you need some inspiration, here’s how we used some of our decorations: For the roof we decided to make shingles! This part was super easy and really fun. Just take your pack of gum and break apart each stick into 1/2 inch pieces. Use your icing to tack them down and layer them until your entire roof is covered.

    Design Your Own Gingerbread House
     
  10. For the sides of the house we made a gingerbread flower lattice. Making the flowers was easy. Just use a dab of blue frosting and place a sugar ball cake decoration in the middle. The vines are made from painted pieces of licorice.

    Design Your Own Gingerbread House
     
  11. When you’re done decorating, dust the entire house with a little bit of powdered sugar for a snowy effect.

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