Monday, December 22, 2008

Gingerbread House Fun!

If you love to torture yourself, you'll love this! :) The roof was the hardest, I recommend to reinforce underneath it with whatever cookie material you are using! When Placing the cookies together you want to have the frosting on every edge so it stays together, the frosting is what makes it work! It is a Royal Icing and drys quickly and really hard! This is what you need to make it...

A good size round frosting tip and accessories to make it work!

3 Tbsp Meringue Powder (I found at Michael's in the cake/baking aisle)
4 cups Powdered Sugar
6 Tbsp Water

If using a stand mixer(you are lucky!) mix it for 7-10 minutes at a low speed and if you only have a hand mixer like me, you'll need to mix for 10-12 minutes at a higher speed! You want it to be creating good size peaks by the end and it should get bigger. I doubled the recipe for the size house I made, see pictures above.

I went easy with Graham crackers - about 3 boxes for that size house. And get a good amount of candy to decorate how you would like, just glue on with the frosting! Use any extra frosting to cover up any mistakes and to make look extra snowy around the edges!

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