This picture shows how to make a simple gingerbread house log cabin. You could make this gingerbread house from scratch or use a pre-baked or pre-assembled gingerbread house kit
The only ingredients you need to decorate this simple gingerbread house are royal icing
(which usually comes in the kit, if that's what you're using for the gingerbread house base), gumdrops, M&Ms, spearmint candy for the trees and tiny red, blue and green dots for the gingerbread bear's eyes.
There are no candies or pretzels used to make the logs on this gingerbread house cabin. Rather, the artist just piped white icing in rows on the sides of the gingerbread house to make it appear like logs. This is a perfect gingerbread house to make with kids.