I am so sorry this has taken me so long! Being on winter break has made me lazy. Things will start to be more consistent over the next week or two.
This is the final post on my three part series of how to make a gingerbread house. Want to keep up to date with BFB? Subscribe to my RSS feed!
The Final Step
The gingerbread has cooled, the frosting has been made, and the house is ready to be assembled.
Assembling the house can be a little tricky. We had a hard time figuring out how much frosting we would need to make sure it would stay standing.
I would say we probably used a little more than we needed…but our house was very sturdy!
Before you start to assemble the house I recommend having a cookie sheet or piece of cardboard covered and prepared to be your gingerbread house scene. We used one of my cookie sheets covered in foil.
With white icing in hand, I put a layer of frosting on the bottom edge and side edge of one of my walls. To connect the next wall, just put a layer of frosting on the bottom and stick it to your previously frosted edge.
Continue doing the similar frosting and connecting pattern until your house’s frame is standing up by itself. (Like the picture above!)
To connect the roof, frost the top edges of your house’s frame…and carefully smush each roof top on the frosted edges. I also recommend adding a little frosting to the top where the two edges of the roof comes together.
Now for the Fun Part…
Isn’t decorating the whole point of making a gingerbread house?
Since we knew we would be eating our gingerbread house, we made sure to buy some of our favorite candy.
The best way to decorate is how ever you want…here is a final picture of what our house looked like.
As you can see, we got a little carried away with the purple frosting…but, we had a lot of fun decorating!
Our candy variety included:
- sour patch kids
- candy canes
- chocolate stars
- orange slices
- marshmallows (not pictured!)
I wish we would have covered our foiled cookie sheet in white frosting…it would have made it look much more festive!
You can decorate your house with anything. If you choose to make one for something besides Christmas you can decorate according to that season. I was thinking a Valentine’s Day House might be cute dyed red and called The House of Love, or something equally cheesy!