Can I live here in this cute little gingerbread house?
It looks peaceful.
Everything in it’s tiny world is just so cute.
And I’m pretty sure I could live off of the snow.
Forget using frosting for your gingerbread houses…overrated. Candy coating works much better (and faster).
I would also like to take a poll…who actually eats their gingerbread houses?
There is no way anyone is coming near mine…
Many treats I will look at and say, “That’s too cute to eat”. And then I eat it. Well this, this is too cute to eat. Truly. Not even touchin’ it.
If you didn’t want to use gingerbread, you could use graham crackers. But just be careful as they are much more fragile and susceptible to breaking.
I used Vanilla Candiquik coating as the “glue” to build this entire gingerbread house.
It worked like a dream. No waiting hour upon hour for your frosting to dry. I made this in one afternoon.
The coating is also much easier to work with, especially for fine details.
For the detailing on the gingerbread house, I poured the Candiquik into a plastic (freezer) ziploc bag and piped the designs on.
Add a cute chimney if you wish…
- Gingerbread pieces (4 walls and 2 pieces for the roof)
- 1 (16 oz.) package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Candy Coating
- Assorted sprinkles
- Assorted candies
- Marshmallow bits
- Mini pretzel twists
- *styrofoam or cardboard to place gingerbread house on
- Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK according to package directions.
- 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.
- Once all four walls are attached, use the same method to attach the roof; let completely set.
- To decorate, transfer CANDIQUIK into a plastic Ziploc freezer bag (with a tiny hole cut in one corner) or a piping bag.
- Pipe on designs and attach sprinkles using the candy coating.