Before Christmas we sat down to decorate “gingerbread” houses, Since we never eat our houses I cheat and use hot glue to assemble them ahead of time. Then you cover the glue with frosting and it looks just as good, but you don’t have the waiting time you do using icing.
This year we also used the squeeze-cheese can type of icing that comes with a few different tips. We were all surprised at how well it worked for holding on the candy! Once stuck on, we didn’t even have to hold the heavy pieces in place or anything. I’d use them again for sure.

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4 Responses to Gingerbread

  1. Sally says:

    So sweet!

    We built houses out of marshmallows. Maybe you like to have a look


  2. Heidi Kenney says:

    Sally, those marshmallow houses are so cute! I love the square shape and colors of those marshmallows, how fun!

  3. The next time I attempt to make a gingerbread house, I am totally using hot glue! Any time I use icing to hold my walls and roof together, my house collapses. You used so many fun candy choices to decorate your houses. I probably would have eaten half of it before it got to the gingerbread! Haha!

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jessica, it really makes such a big difference! So much less frustration for kids too, nothing is worse then working on a house to have it collapse!