Monday, November 21, 2011

Gingerbread Houses Made Easy

 I know, I know....

gingerbread is a process,
you don't mess with gingerbread...

BUT for 15 years we have been hosting a Christmas party 
with friends and family
and the main attraction 
is the chance to decorate your very own Christmas house...
this becomes serious stuff...
not just for 5 year olds...
As you can see....some serious effort here with this log cabin.
Oh and such craftmanship here with the licorice detailing....
and they all started as this....
Graham Wafers held together with Royal Icing...

Royal Icing
4 cups of icing sugar
One half teaspoon of cream of tartar
3 egg whites
mix together the sugar and cream of tartar
beat in the eggs for a good 5-7 minutes until the icing becomes thick.
Keep a damp towel on the bowl so it doesn't harden before you use it.
I give all the children a small bowl and a popsicle stick to use.

Then simply let your creative effort take flight!!
oh and
after that let the picking begin...
a candy a day?

Oh, please go ahead....... there is more baking here.....
just click on these cookies and treat yourself!
À tantôt


  1. Now that is something I've never made, even with the kids and a store bought kit. Pretty sad eh? Have a great week!

  2. Oh how fun! That would be a very enjoyable party! :)


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