How to Make a Gingerbread House:
There are basically four ways to make a gingerbread house:
- Bake the gingerbread, cut it into pieces using a template, assemble the house, and decorate.
- Buy a gingerbread house kit, which includes pieces of pre-made gingerbread. Some kits are also pre-assembled; others you have to put together yourself.
- Use graham crackers or Pop Tarts for the "gingerbread" house pieces. Assemble with icing, and decorate.
- Bake a gingerbread house cake using a gingerbread cake mold. Decorate.
Gingerbread House Recipes:
Here are the recipes you'll need to make dough for a gingerbread house or to make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers or Pop-Tarts.
- How to Make a Gingerbread House from Scratch - The directions here include a recipe for the gingerbread dough, templates for designing the house and decorating ideas.
- Royal Icing Recipe - Royal icing is the best icing for gingerbread houses, because it holds firmly and dries quickly.
- Pop-Tart Gingerbread House Recipe - You've heard of graham cracker gingerbread houses, why not make one out of Pop-Tarts? Here's how.
- How to Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Video Recipe
Products for Making Gingerbread Houses:
- Wilton Pre-Assembled Gingerbread House Kit - Get to work on your gingerbread house the minute you open the box with this easy kit.
- Wilton Gingerbread House Icing Decorations (compare prices) - These edible holiday figurines make an attractive addition to any gingerbread house.
- Gingerbread House Mold Pan (compare prices) - It's easy to make a gingerbread house with this mold. Just press the dough into the mold and bake. The pieces release easily, and then you assemble it.
- Gingerbread House Bundt Cake Pan - Make a gingerbread cake instead of a house with this detailed cake pan.
Decorating and Storing Gingerbread Houses:
- Get inspired to decorate your gingerbread house with these gingerbread house pictures and decorating ideas.
- Follow this step-by-step guide to see how to decorate a simple gingerbread house with the kids.
- Want to preserve that gingerbread house you worked so hard to make? This article tells you how to store and preserve your gingerbread house.
Recipes for Gingerbread:
Gingerbread isn't just for houses. These recipes for authentic gingerbread bring the taste of the holidays home.
Gingerbread Cookie Recipes:
- Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
- Drop Gingerbread Cookies with Orange Icing
- Easy Soft Gingerbread Cookies
- Chocolate Ginger Cookies
- Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe
Special Diet Gingerbread Cookies