Gingerbread houses look like they stepped right out of the pages of a Grimms Brothers fairytale. They are one of the most popular items during the holiday season because they are not only a decoration, they’re also a dessert. Each Christmas these quaint houses are built from a gingerbread biscuit and covered with a variety of candies and decorated with whimsical icing that gives it a wintery holiday spirit.
The first mention of a gingerbread house as we know them today was from the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel” in which the two children abandoned in the forest found an edible house made of bread with sugar decorations. Since then, gingerbread houses have become very trendy. You can buy kits to make one or you can design your own from scratch. They can have a minimal or an elaborate design — where ever your imagination can take you. The simple solution is to get a kit that has a template for a variety of gingerbread houses like the new The Little Gingerbread House book.
Bake and Decorate a winter wonderland of little gingerbread houses!
In this delightful package, you’ll find a 32-page booklet with instructions for making 8 different mini houses, plus reusable templates for cutting out the different components for each house. Recipes include two kinds of gingerbread dough (one is gluten-free) and royal icing, which you’ll use to glue the gingerbread pieces together. The step by step instructions guide you on how to use all the pieces — there’s sweet pliable fondant to help you create a winter wonderland landscape that Santa would be proud of, plus other finishing touches. It has everything you need to foster your festive ingenuity.
Construct a house of your choice — celebrate animal friends with a gingerbread doghouse or chicken coop, and more! There’s an architectural style for everyone, including a traditional house, an A-frame, a hexagon house, an adobe house, and a trio of extra tiny houses. Bake and assemble one house to use as a centerpiece on the Christmas dinner table, or make a display of an entire Christmas gingerbread village. Make it a tradition to design a charming gingerbread house every year for the holidays.
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