This is our tenth Christmas together. I think we have wanted to do a gingerbread house for the past nine Christmases. We finally got around to it.
Here is the recipe for the gingerbread. The shapes are the same I have used since I was a little girl.
Then we made royal icing. I didn't have meringue powder and since we weren't really gonna eat the house, I used egg whites.
To make things easy, instead of using frosting bags, I just spooned the frosting into a Ziploc bag and snipped off the corner.
"Gluing" the pieces of the house together.
Thank goodness for bulk candy. We have tons left over!
Justin used small chocolate discs for the shingles on the roof.
Lots of fun details.