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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gingerbread House Tutorial

I adore making gingerbread houses!
    Here is my tutorial for...
                 How to Make a Gingerbread House

Finished gingerbread house tops my sweet pink fondant cake.
Party styled and gingerbread pegs by Craft That Party!
Gingerbread Girl Party
 How to Make a Gingerbread House...
     by Samantha's Sweets 

Cut scalloped design with a decorating tip or any small circle object.

Bake it!

Using a large serrated knife, cute around your templates.

Recipe for fun...
Ingredients:  Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix ~in the pouch~ is a great cookie mix.  I add a little extra cinnamon and spices for an extra kick. 
Royal Icing:
Wilton Recipe~
3 tbsp. Meringue Powder
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
6 tbsp. water    Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7-10 minutes or until icing forms peaks.
*You can also purchase royal icing mixes at specialty kitchen and party stores and just add water.
*I also use Candy Melts to construct my houses.  It works great!  Sometimes you may find a few cracks when it drys; just coat back over it.

Candy, fondant, gumpaste and sprinkles, are the other items I like to decorate with. 

Dimensions of this template are... 
Front and Back: 4 x 4 inch square with 4inch angles(pitched roof)
Roof:  4 1/2inch by 5inch(width) rectangle  
Sides:  4 x 5 inch(width)
Gingerbread House Templates available on --

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