Tips for Making a Perfect Gingerbread House
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Tips for Making a Perfect Gingerbread House
  • Gingerbread pieces (4 walls and 2 pieces for the roof)
  • 1 (16 oz.) package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Candy Coating
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Assorted candies
  • M&M's
  • Marshmallow bits
  • Mini pretzel twists
  • *styrofoam or cardboard to place gingerbread house on
  1. Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK according to package directions.
  2. Assemble the house by first attaching the side walls of the house; spoon the candy coating on the side of one gingerbread and hold the adjacent gingerbread in place until it begins to set.
  3. Once all four walls are attached, use the same method to attach the roof; let completely set.
  4. To decorate, transfer CANDIQUIK into a plastic Ziploc freezer bag (with a tiny hole cut in one corner) or a piping bag.
  5. Pipe on designs and attach sprinkles using the candy coating.
*For the snow trim on the house, pipe design onto wax paper, let dry and attach to the house trim with candy coating. *For a chimney, glue two caramels together using candy coating, then slice the bottom caramel in half at an angle and attach to house using another dab of candy coating. Pipe snow on top if desired. *Once the house is completely decorated, use a dab of candy coating to secure the house to your board. *To create the path, use candy coating to secure M&M's onto the board. *For the pretzel fence, pipe a dab of candy coating onto the board and place pretzel on top, holding in place until stable. Repeat, adding a dab of candy coating in between the pretzels to help secure. *For the snow, spread candy coating on the board and sprinkle with marshmallow bits.
Recipe by Miss CANDIQUIK at