Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House done in all red and white candies, so perfect for Christmas, the kids will love it.

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Christmas Gingerbread House

Here is number two of the three Christmas gingerbread houses I plan on doing. The other one is sitting on the counter just having been assembled. I don’t know why but I could figure out how to put the roof on it. It took me an hour to figure it out, it is different than the first two I did. This house is so easy to put together, it won’t have you scratching your head until all of a sudden you have a light bulb moment. Go on over to That’s My Home to get the recipe for the houses and to see the other house I made.

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I did this house in all red and white with a touch of green holly leaves on the door. I have never done one this way and I do like how it turned out. I had bought the prettiest red and white candy canes but could not get them out of the package without breaking them.

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This house is half done and I thought it good to show how important it is to do a little yard around it. Use marshmallows for the bushes and ice cream cones for the trees. Use tip number 74 to do the trees and shrubs. Use tootsie rolls for log piles and you can make a cute sled with chuckles candy and mini candy canes. I haven’t been able to find any chuckles yet this year so can’t show you an example, sorry.

You are going to need 2 batches of frosting to do the house depending on what you do.

Christmas Gingerbread House
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Serves: enough to do one gingerbread house
Christmas Gingerbread House done in all red and white candies, so perfect for Christmas, the kids will love it.
  • 3 level tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  1. Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7-10 minutes (10-12 minutes at high speed for portable mixer) until icing forms peaks. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth when not in use.
  2. Yields 3 cups of icing.
  3. Note: Royal icing should have good body and be moderately stiff: It will not create a lasting bond if too runny and soft. For snow, I sometimes add a few drops of Karo Syrup to thin it just a little for a softer look.

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  1. Jacqui Odell says

    This is so cute!! I can’t wait to make our gingerbread house. Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.

  2. says

    Aww it looks great! I really should make a gingerbread house this year. I love it, and it caught my eye at the Foodies & Crafties Soiree–I had to stop by!

    I would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page, and said “hello!”

    Your fan,

    ~Cathy Mini

  3. says

    How adorable is that! Easy assemble is exactly what I need; the only time I tried to make a gingerbread house was a total disaster. Yours is so cute I might be brave enough to try again. Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll join us again this Thursday.

  4. says

    Love your gingerbread house! We have gingerbread house marathon every year in our family all of our four children make their own. I’m going to feature this post on the HomeAcre Hop tomorrow! Hope you come back and link up another post!

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