Build a Better Gingerbread House part 2- construction

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Here’s some tips for putting together a Gingerbread House to add to your Christmas display.
If you missed part one, you can find it here .
Use a good Royal Icing. Here’s a recipe from Alton Brown for a simple royal icing that works great!Royal Icing
Build your Gingerbread House on a solid foundation. I use cardboard covered with foil. You can cover the foil with icing when decorating.

Run a bead of icing along the foil. Put the back in place. Glue one side to the back with icing. Run a bead inside and outside the joint.

Hold the pieces together for a minute or two until icing starts to set.
Add a box for stability if needed.


Add the other side and front one piece at a time.
Wait at least an hour before attaching the roof. It doesn’t need to be a perfect peak. That’s what the icing is for!


Decorate with your favorite candies.
Most of all:

be patient
have fun

Finished yet? Fantastic. How about entering your Gingerbread House in our contest?
daily dish gingerbread house competition
Its a random drawing for a cool Gingerbread House apron from Cynthia at Home Matters 1st.

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