Gingerbread
Servings Prep Time
1house 1hour
Servings Prep Time
1house 1hour
Ingredients
Royal Icing
Instructions
GIngerbread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt all ingredients except the flour until all of the sugar has dissolved. Dump in the flour and begin to stir mixture until it is able to be worked by hand.
  3. Refridgerate dough for 15 minutes or until cool.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface until ΒΌ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using a pizza cutter and a straight edge.
  5. Bake on a silpat or parchment paper lined tray for about 15 minutes. Let cool overnight before use.
Royal Icing
  1. Whisk together warm water and meringue powder until foamy.
  2. Add in corn syrup and mix until combined.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar and whisk until icing is lump-free and add water until desired consistency is reached.
Assembly
  1. Using a grater or a serrated knife, straight out any bumpy or uneven edges.
  2. Place your royal icing into a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag, cutting off a very small area of the tip. Pipe a ling along the edge of one of the sides of your house. Match up the corners and hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the structure can stand on its own. Carefully repeat the process until all four sides are together.
  3. Let your house stand for at least five minutes before attaching the roof. Pipe along all surfaces that the roof will touch, including the peak. Hold the roof on until it will stay by itself.
  4. Once the house seems sturdy, decorate to your liking. Thin icing out with water or add food coloring to achieve different looks.