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Gingerbread Houses - Pictures and Ideas


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Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with Cake Train
Gingerbread House

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with Train

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These graham cracker gingerbread houses show just how beautiful understated gingerbread houses can be, especially when you put them in a pretty setting. These graham cracker houses are simply adorned with Necco wafers (those thin, round pastel-shaped candies) for the roof shingles and white royal icing. Cookies make simple windows and gumdrops form a chimney on the roof, but other than that, it's what is around these graham cracker houses, not on them, that makes them special. Flaked coconut on icing makes the perfect snow for any gingerbread house setting. These houses add peppermint starlight candies for the stone path leading up to the homes. The train running between these houses is made out of cake. You can use the Nordic Ware train cake pan (compare prices) to make one quickly and easily. And of course, you'll want to finish off the train with a few starlight candies for cargo.
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