That's why I like to start with a pre-assembled gingerbread house kit. Gingerbread house kits come in different shapes and sizes, and some require you to assemble the house, while others come pre-assembled. Here's my review of gingerbread house kits.
Before you start decorating your gingerbread house, check out my gingerbread house pictures and decorating ideas for inspiration. You will be amazed what you can create with simple candy, cereal and other edible decorations!