We all love to make Gingerbread house each year. A gingerbread house is not only the stuff of fairy tales but embodies the magical and delicious essence of Christmas. Not only do they look amazing, but baking your own gingerbread walls will have the entire house smelling like Christmas. And if you are throwing a Christmas party, don't forget to check out our Christmas Dinner Party Box with everything you need to decorate your room and set the scene.
Icing or hot glue?
A perfect Gingerbread house needs some perfect icing. Yes, using hot glue to make your house solid is an easy option, but think about the safety. Glue is not edible, and you need to watch closely what part of the house has glue in it before you eat it. Using icing takes a bit longer, but it will make your gingerbread house edible, and that’s the whole point, right?
Baking is not your thing?
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to bake. There are tons of pre-bakes Gingerbread House Kits available to buy, all you need to do is decorate it! Also, it doesn't have to be exactly a house, there are other pre-baked kits available online, you can go for Elf on the Shelf or Christmas Train Kit.
Temperature is important.
If you decided to make it from scratch or if you are using icing, think about the temperature in the house. Humidity will make your creation crumbly and icing soft.
Add some extra’s
When it comes to Gingerbread house don’t be scared to add extra things. You can go for pretzels, striped gum, candy canes, M&M’s, marshmallow and much more.
There are a lot of ideas that can be used to give your house a special look. But the look of freshly fallen snow will turn your Gingerbread house into a confectionary work of art. Use a sugar duster to sprinkle the house and let the magic of Christmas fill your home.
If you are throwing a Christmas party, don't forget to check out our Christmas Dinner Party Box with everything you need to set the scene.