Monday, December 24, 2007

Make a Gingerbread House

Erin, my neighbour popped over and we made fake Gingerbread houses out of cardboard.

Mom traced the templates and cut out the cottage walls and roof. Get the templates from here

For the Gingerbread house construction frosting, you will need:

3 egg whites

1 pound icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Mix all the ingredients and beat for 7-10mins at high speed until you get stiff peaks.

Mom didn't have brown cardboard, so we mix some coffee into 1/3 of the frosting to plaster the walls brown.

'Glue' all the walls together by squeezing the icing along the joints. See this page for instructions Step-by-step how to build gingerbread house walls.

TIP: Let the icing harden and the walls are firm before adding the roof.

Decorate with cereals, cookies, candy canes, smarties, etc. rule of thumb is anything edible.

Here's my finished gingerbread house


The Hinge said...

Oh wow.... I wish I hadnt been so busy that I didnt click over here! The house is soooo nice! Will try to do it for the 2008 Christmas!

Train Kid said...

Yes it was fun making the Gingerbread houses but messy and my kakak's got to the mop floor several times in case ants decide to come. Tip: Do it outdoor, he he he!