How to Make a Modern Gingerbread House
Who says your gingerbread house has to be a “cookie-cutter” model? This year we’re going to try making this non-traditional Mid-century Modern Gingerbread House! Make sure to visit Oh Happy Day for the complete instructions and templates. Have fun!
Excerpt from Oh Happy Day:
Materials Needed: Ingredients for recipes, candy for decoration, template, frosting bag and tip,
Step 1: Make your gingerbread dough. We used this recipe and one batch was the perfect amount for this house.
Step 2: Roll the dough out til it is about 18″ x 18″ and 1/4″ thick.
Step 3: Lay out the template pieces on the dough before you begin cutting to make sure you’ll have enough dough. If necessary, roll the dough out just a bit thinner so all the pieces fit.
Step 4: Cut along the lines of the template.
Step 5: Carefully transfer the pieces to two parchment lined baking sheets. Bake according to your recipe and allow to cool.
Step 6: Once your pieces are cool, if they puffed while baking, you can use a serrated knife or a fine grater to straighten the edges.
Step 7: Mix up a recipe of royal icing. Reserve a few tablespoons of icing in a small bowl, and fill a piping bag fitting with a coupler and a small round tip with the rest.