Minichefs: holiday fun and gingerbread houses
If you want to make one big, magical gingerbread house, head this way. If you would rather each child have a small house to build and decorate, use this recipe and cut out smaller houses with these mini stencils.
For a kids decorating extravaganza, gather up your favourite sweets, pretzels, wafers and cake decorations. Mix up some colourful icing by adding a drop of colour to your royal icing (recipe here). You can also mix some icing sugar with water until the consistency is thick and then add your chosen food colouring.
When the gingerbread walls are cool, the kids can set about building their house, using the royal icing as glue.
Once, fully secure, the decorating can begin.
Kids have boundless creativity, you might even pick up some neat tricks from them. Erin decided her roof was too heavy so she made tiles from wafers. Neat, hey?
And how cute are the little Nicoletta hearts above the front door? We especially love their willy wonka gardens.
Don’t you love days when the hardest decision is what candy to use for a door knob? Happy gingerbread building, folks.
If you would like to take on your own gingerbread house adventure and create some charm for the Christmas table, head this way.