Sweet! Build your own gingerbread house

Nothing says holiday spirit like toiling over a gingerbread house and sharing it with people you love. You can get creative and use several items from around your home to decorate your edible abode.

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Gingerbread house

Ingredients

  • For gingerbread dough:

    • 2 sticks butter
    • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1/2 cup golden honey
    • 6 eggs
    • 7 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons all-spice
    • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • For icing mixture:

    • 1 pound of powdered sugar
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Materials to assemble:

    • 14x20 inch base for house. Can be a piece of wood or cardboard.
    • Exacto knife
    • Offset spatula
    • Pairing knife
    • Pastry bag
    • Cornet
    • Pastry tip
    • Template
    • Decorations: pretzel rods, hard candies, marshmallows, nuts, candy canes, shredded coconut

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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