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Bake and decorate an adorable gingerbread house.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1120 projects »
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  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 1
    Step 1

    Beat together the brown sugar, eggs, butter and syrup.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix together all the dry ingredients and then combine with the wet mixture to form a thick dough. Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge to harden.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roll the dough out, so that it's still quite thick and place your templates on top.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the shapes, keeping the door from the front wall and cut a circle in to the door for a window.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out all of your house shapes.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bake in the oven at gas mark 4 for 15 minutes, until hard and leave to cool on a wire rack.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cover a board with foil or use a store bought cake board.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take your first side and place a strip of icing along the bottom. Stick it to your board, so that it stands up.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bring in the back wall and other side, using icing to stick them to both the board and other walls along the edges.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bring in the front wall and stick in to place.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now's the time to put your fairy lights inside. Battery powered ones work best but make sure the switch is easily accessible from the open door.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pipe icing along the top edges of your house.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 13
    Step 13

    Attach the two roof slates, joining them together with icing in the center. Attach the door, so that it's ajar with icing and build the chimney, icing it on to the top of the roof.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now it's the fun part, start decorating your house.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 15
    Step 15

    We used chocolate buttons to tile the roof and silver edible balls along the top and chimney. We also edged the roof with strawberry laces.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 16
    Step 16

    We also used buttons to build a garden path and picket fence around the house.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread House - Step 17
    Step 17

    We then used candy confetti to tile parts of the walls.

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April C.
April C. · 6 projects
That's so cute!! Its too pretty to eat.
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Tom
Tom · London, GB · 49 projects
Omnomnom!
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Tom
Tom · London, GB · 49 projects
Omnomnom!
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Tom
Tom · London, GB · 49 projects
Omnomnom!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
It was royal icing, thanks for pointing that out - I forgot to include it originally Happy
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Ireth primula
Ireth primula · Ashwater, England, GB · 4 projects
That is so cute!!!
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p · 2 projects
Wow this is way better than the one i decorated back in Christmas with my friend, mine fell apart 4 times! Btw, using cans to prop your walls up whilst the icing dries really works!
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HotPinkCrayola
HotPinkCrayola · Holmfirth, England, GB · 97 projects
What type of icing did you use to hold it together?
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