Gingerbread House

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Gingerbread House

Ingredients

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Variety of Snyder’s of Hanover® pretzels (we used Rods, Sticks, Mini’s, Braids, Thins, Snaps, and Pretzel Sandwiches)
  • Variety of Lance® cookies
  • Variety of Cake Mate® Sprinkle Decors
  • Variety of Cake Mate Icing, Writing Gels and Cake Mate Writers
  • Cake Mate Candy Cake Decorations
  • Royal icing (as “glue”)

Directions

  1. First we sketched out the structural design of the house. We then drew each of the sections to size on light cardboard and cut them out (suggestion: double check by lightly taping the sections together to make sure of the fit – remove tape when finished). 

  2. We placed each section of the house on a flat surface and fit the various pretzels on the template. Once all pieces were cut to size, a piece of wax paper was placed over the cardboard template and we began building the sections by using royal icing as the glue. The sections were left overnight to completely dry. 

  3. We placed each section of the house on a flat surface and fit the various pretzels on the template. Once all pieces were cut to size, a piece of wax paper was placed over the cardboard template and we began building the sections by using royal icing as the glue. The sections were left overnight to completely dry.

  4. The final touches, such as the Mini’s roof trim, the porch steps and banisters, were added last. Everything was allowed to thoroughly dry. 

  5. Now we just had fun, first, using Cake Mate Icing, we glued on some of the Cake Mate Sugar Decorations; then we simply piped on Cake Frostings and Cake Mate Cookie Icings all over. Working while the Frostings and Icings were still wet, we placed on Decors and threw on sprinkles. 

  6. The trees were made using Archway® Soft Cookies glued together with Frosting and then piped on Icing and added Decors and sprinkles.