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What's the best frosting to use if I'm making a gingerbreak house out of graham crackers??

I’ve never made a gingerbread house so any suggestions or fun tips would be awesome! 🙂

6 Responses to What's the best frosting to use if I'm making a gingerbreak house out of graham crackers??

  • ?MommaMia? says:

    Royal Icing

    3 egg whites
    1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    3-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
    In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they begin to foam. Add the cream of tartar and beat until the whites are stiff but not dry. Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar, beating for about 5 minutes until it reaches spreading consistency. Keep it covered and refrigerated until needed.

    This recipe is for a single batch. You will probably need several, but if you make them all at once, keep them in separate bowls. Royal Icing dries very quickly and is like cement. Keep it well covered: one piece of plastic wrap touching the icing itself and another over the top of the bowl.

    Decorating Candy Ideas

    There are several different types of candy that can be used as decorations. I like to buy candy during after-holiday sales. The candy is less expensive and it is fun to decorate with different holiday candy (Halloween, Valentines Day, etc).

    Roof Tile Decorations

    Crackers. Look in your kitchen cupboards for stale crackers or browse your supermarket isle. I try to find unusual shaped crackers.

    Multi-Colored Necco candies, M&M candies, Skittles candies, Cereal, Gum (sticks) , Red – Big Red gum, Black – Black Jack gum, White – JucieFruit or Spearmint gum, Frost your roof and sprinkle with candy sprinkles, Lifesavers.

    To make roof tiles for your house, run a line of frosting across the bottom of your roof. Place the first row of crackers/candy’s at the bottom edge of your roof. For the second row, offset the shingles by starting with ½ a shingle. Continue until your roof is covered.

    When decorating, be careful not to place too much weight on your roof. Heavy candy or too much frosting could cause your roof to cave in.

    Chimney Decorations

    Red Hots, Cereal (Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles), Broken Necco’s, PEZ candies, Smarties, M&M’s, Skittles

    An easy way to decorate a chimney is to spread a good amount of frosting on all sides of your chimney. Now press the candy into the frosting. The frosting will fill-in around the edges forming a “morter” between the candy.

    Porch / Posts

    Stack graham crackers to create a simple porch. Use Candy Canes to support your porch roof, which can also be made out of graham crackers. Be sure to first decorate the wall that is covered by your porch. It is very difficult to decorate a window that is covered by a porch AFTER the porch roof is created.

    Wall / Window Decorations, Red Hots, Candy Canes, M&M candies, Candy Corn, Gum Drops, Silver Draggees,

    To quickly decorate around your windows, pipe frosting around each window then press the desired candy into the frosting.

    Broken Necco candies, Oyster Crackers, Stick Gum, Toffee Bits, Candy Corn, Chocolate Chips, Vanilla Chips, Butterscotch Chips, Crackers, Red Hots

    An easy way to create a walkway is to spread a good amount of frosting in the shape of your walkway. Now press the candy into the frosting. The frosting will fill-in around the edges forming a “morter” between the candy.

    Ground Cover

    Coconut, Coconut with green food coloring, Frost ground and sprinkle with green crystals, Sprinkle ground with powdered sugar.

    Before adding trees, bushes or fences, sprinkle your gingerbread base with some kind of ground cover. Coconut works the best. For green coconut, place coconut in a plastic bag along with some green food coloring. Shake the bag until the coconut is colored green.

    Trees / Bushes

    Rice Krispie Treats (green food coloring added) – makes great bushes – try using several different kinds of cereal! Ice Cream Cones frosted green

    To make an Ice Cream Cone tree, pipe frosting onto an inverted sugar cone, starting at the bottom edge. Make one row around the bottom edge, continuing up the cone to the top. Sprinkle green crystals onto the wet icing. Do not roll the tree in frosting or the frosting will flatten. Leave the top of the tree unfrosted. Put the tree in place and then frost the top of the tree.

    Lamp Posts

    Candy Cane, Lifesavers (base – to hold candy cane), Gum Drop.

    There are many other candy’s not listed here that can be used for decorations. Browse your supermarket candy isle or bulk food isle for more candy decorating ideas.

    Fences/Posts

    Small Pretzels, Large Marshmallows, Gum Drops, Chocolate Kisses

    You can also use candy “Rocks” and create a rock fence.

    Another good idea for a fence is to use candy canes that have been cut-off at the base of the “hook”.

    Other Ideas

    Purchase pumpkin candy (similar to candy corn but shaped like a pumpkin) at Halloween time and create a pumpkin patch for your gingerbread house!
    With green frosting and round tip, create a vine up the side of your house. With colored frosting and a flower tip, make flowers to create a colorful flower vine.
    With green frosting and a leaf tip, place leaves on the bottom of each window. With Red frosting and a flower tip, make red flowers on top of the green leaves. Place a yellow dot of frosting in the middle of each flower and you have nice Poinsettia flowers under each window.
    Purchase Red Vine Licorice. Create a bow out of a piece that is approximately 6 inches long. Squeeze the bow together in the middle (so it stays together) and apply to doors with a dab of frosting.
    When finished with your gingerbread house, lightly sprinkle your house and landscape with powdered sugar to create the look of fresh snow (a flour sifter works nicely).
    When finished, place a small piece of batting (craft stuffing) in the chimney to resemble smoke.
    You can also decorate the inside of your gingerbread house. If you choose to do so, make sure you do this before assembling your house (gluing your walls and attaching your roof).

  • Renate says:

    NO RAW EGG WHITES makes people really sick

    You can buy meringue powder at the Wal-Mart in the craft cake decorating section and use that.

    Royal Icing for cookies

    http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/icing/royal.cfm

  • Sakura Haruno says:

    I don’t know
    I just use any kind of icing and anyways I use crackers and then spread icing that hardens on them and then put those pocky sticks across each cracker to make it look like a log house.
    Each of my "ginger" bread houses are around 2 and a half feet square. They take about 2 hours to make because my friends and I keep on fooling around and eating the candy and stuff so some one always have to buy more…. but now I’m smarter I buy 2 times the amount lol
    I don’t know what its called but then it uses egg whites
    whoever said stuff about raw egg whites making you sick… umm we have pasteurized eggs now a days??

  • missmoon_1953 says:

    This is the classic icing for a gingerbread house. Have fun!

    Yummyfood – Quick and easy international recipes
    Royal Icing
    Status Approved
    NameRoyal Icing
    CategoryThe Bakery, Holidays, Cakes & Pastries, This and That, European
    Serves/Yields3 cups icing
    SourceKate
    DifficultyEasy
    Prep. Time10 minutes including whipping
    Cook Time0
    Introduction

    This smooth, hard drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It also taste great when dry. It’s used to fasten decorations together and making ginger bread houses. To flow icing on cookies, add a tiny bit of water until icing pours easily but still has some body.Full strength icing is great for piping names and borders and making flowers and shapes.
    Ingredients

    3 Tablespoons meringue powder (Wilton’s is excellent, available at Michael’s Craft stores or cake decorating shops)
    1 lb. (4 cups) powdered_sugar
    6 Tablespoons warm water
    1/4 tsp clear vanilla flavoring, almond flavor or other clear Non Oil Based flavoring if desired
    Directions
    Step: 1

    Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
    Recipe makes 3 cups.

    Important Note:Keep all utensils completely grease free or icing will not whip properly. For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

    Time submitted: Sunday, December 11. 2005 at 02:00:36
    Contributed By: Kate
    This comes from Yummyfood – Quick and easy international recipes http://www.yummyfood.net
    The URL for it is: http://www.yummyfood.net/recipes-id503.html
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  • milldan65 says:

    My son’s 2nd grade class made gingerbread houses w/ graham crackers. They used the store-bought white icing and adding 1 tsp of cream of tartar to one container of icing. It worked nicely and dried & held the whole thing together. When you are ready to use the icing, spoon some into a ziploc baggie (preferrably a freezer or storage bag since they are thicker) and make a small snip in one of the corners. Use this like a cake decorating bag and pipe the icing onto the project through the opening. Have fun!

  • Swou says:

    Hi! Recently built my own gingerbread house, and used this very easy recipe that is holding the whole thing up perfectly.

    Beat an egg white. Beat in gradually powdered sugar (about 1 -2 cups) until the frosting is stiff.

    And there you go:)

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