We call this a Candy House instead of a gingerbread house, because I don’t actually bake the gingerbread. Instead, I use graham crackers. It’s fun to make and I don’t take it too seriously. Use whatever to decorate and let the imagination take over.
This year, Jerry and I decorated it. We ran to the store to get some supplies, opened a bottle of wine, turned on the Christmas music and had a great time decorating.
Getting creative is important. We used a foam board we had laying around for the ground, a random box for the house and used empty spaghetti boxes to hold up the roof.
We used frosting to hold graham crackers to the box and piped frosting between the gaps. Add lots of candies to make it look cute, smarties to make the windows, candy canes to make the porch and cotton to simulate smoke coming from a chimney constructed from cardboard and covered with goodies.
The trees? We added green food coloring to frosting and covered sugar cone ice-cream cones. The taller trees are stacked cones. Candy canes and powdered sugar add finishing touches.
You can make snowmen out of marshmallows, add snow angels to the snow, fences made of candy canes, Santa’s sleigh on the roof, or anything that you can imagine. Have fun.
Enjoy, Jerry & Roni !!!
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