This year’s gingerbread house is a 21″ tall confection that I’ve named “Winter Wonderland.” After showing my dad different pics from Pinterest of house styles that I liked, he put together an amazing template that created this over the top gingerbread house.
This year I used a different gingerbread recipe and it is fantastic for making gingerbread houses. Shapes stay nice and sharp and it bakes up really hard and dry. We also ended up “gluing” the house together using two methods: sugar glue for the initial hold followed by a generous coating of royal icing to seal everything together.
I found the sugar glue and gingerbread recipes on this great website of a fellow gingerbread house maker. His site is filled with all kinds of useful info and recipes for making spectacular gingerbread houses! Check it out here.
The windows of the house are made with crushed Werther’s Butterscotch Candies. The awnings and the base for the wreath are made from rolled gumpaste. Everything else is made of gingerbread and royal icing and various candies and dragrees. The house is finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar “snow” and a sprinkling of glitter.
For more tips and ideas for making your own gingerbread house take a look as some of my previous houses: Gingerbread House 2012 , Gingerbread House 2011, Gingerbread House 2010, Gingerbread House 2009, Gingerbread House 2008.