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Tips for a Perfect Gingerbread House Every Time

Tips for a Perfect Gingerbread House Every Time

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Holiday baking comes with many traditions, one of the most intimidating creations is the gingerbread house. Creating a structurally sound house from cookies is no easy feat, even store bought kits can be difficult. Luckily we've gathered tips from around the web on how to make simplify your gingerbread construction. Take a peak below:


1) Use caramel to glue the sides together

use caramel to bind sides together

Royal icing is traditionally used to cement the walls of a gingerbread house together, but baking maverick Martha Stewart's recipe calls for caramel syrup made from sugar and water for a sturdier construction. Then, use royal icing to decorate for that tradition "snowy" look! 


2) Decorate your walls before you assemble the house

Mommy blogger MyNameIsSnickerdoodle explains that decorating your walls before you assemble the whole house allows you can create more intricate designs with less of the stress! If you want a wow-worthy gingerbread house you'll want to abide by this tip! 


3) Roll out your dough on parchment paper directly on the baking tray

Dough on a cookie sheet

A true gingerbread-pro shared this tip on TheFrogPrincePaperie. Rolling out your dough directly on the try makes sure you don't misshape it by transferring it, and parchment paper helps for easier removal once the cookie is done baking! 


4) Look around the web for inspiration!

Want to recreate your childhood home or a famous monument out of gingerbread? Get inspired by gingerbread creations from the internet! Here are some creations from Remodelaholic  to get you started: 

gingerbread houses


Do you have any gingerbread tips to share? Let us know in the comments! 


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