How to Make a Gingerbread House

by ❤️vanillaa sweetened❤️

Don't worry if it's your first time doing this! It is very easy in my opinion, and very fun! *** Merry Christmas ***

Supplies

  • 6 ¾ Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 ½ Cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Margarine
  • Frosting:
  • 3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 4 Cups Confectioner Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Day 1: Here are templates I used.

    Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Fahrenheit

    Step 3

    Put flour into mixing bowl.

    Step 4

    Cinnamon

    Step 5

    Ginger and salt

    Step 6

    Mix to look like this

    Step 7

    In separate bowl put in corn syrup

    Step 8

    Put 2 sticks of butter in (microwaved so it's not solid)

    Step 9

    Add in brown sugar and place on stove

    Step 10

    Put it on low

    Step 11

    Now mix the ingredients in bowl. Keep checking back and sip tiring every few minutes.

    Step 12

    It should be smooth, with no lumps. Put it in the mixer bowl.

    Step 13

    Mix on low, should be like this.

    Step 14

    Place a chunk on wax paper and roll out. If it won't roll easily then microwave for 10 seconds. Thickness should be 1/8 inches

    Step 15

    Take 1 template and put over

    Step 16

    Cut the outline of the template. I just happen to do two together in this case.

    Step 17

    Take the extra dough out and place both (or single piece) on sheet. Keep cutting the outlines of your template.

    Step 18

    Now it goes in oven! Set timer for 12-15 minutes.

    Step 19

    When it is hard and done, let them cool on a rack, and put them in a container for the next day.

    Step 20

    After 6 hours of when you baked it, you can start to put the pieces together. Or you can wait until the next day to put everything together, like I did.

    Step 21

    Day 2: And when I first open the Meringue Powder, the can is only half full.. great job Wilton.

    Step 22

    Put meringue Powder in mixer bowl.

    Step 23

    Confection Sugar in also.

    Step 24

    Add 4 -5 tablespoons of warm water in the bowl.

    Step 25

    And mix on low until 7 minutes is up.

    Step 26

    When it's done mixing, should be like this.

    Step 27

    Now put the frosting in a bag.

    Step 28

    Here are the pieces I'm using. Take the main ones out. Make sure you know which is which.

    Step 29

    Lay them out where you want them to be when you glue.

    Step 30

    Take frosting pipe and make a line next to one.

    Step 31

    Take the wall and put in the center of the frosting. Hold it for 2 minutes or until stable.

    Step 32

    Put frosting where you will attach it to other pieces.

    Step 33

    And then attach it to the edges/end of wall.

    Step 34

    You do the same process. Put frosting on the side of walls (and at bottom) then attach it to the walls near it. When your done let it sit until it feels safe and stable (or just wait 6 hours, I'm not)

    Step 35

    3 hours later and it is fine. Apply frosting to where the roof will stick.

    Step 36

    Take 1 roof top and put frosting on long way. And then take the 2 roofs and stick then together at top.

    Step 37

    And now it's done congrats! You can now decorate your Gingerbread House!

    Step 38

    Side view

    Step 39

    Other side view

    Step 40

    Back

    Step 41

    Here's my decorated Gingerbread House, same one from this guide. 😀

    Step 42

    Someone fishing!

    Step 43

    Thanks for viewing! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I won't mind answering them.