Merry Christmas eve!
It’s a little late to share this with you, but perhaps you’re still making a gingerbread house this Christmas season, and if you’re joining me here another year, welcome, and have fun decorating!
Gingerbread House Step by Step Video
The video is on Instagram HERE as well in an even faster format, as Instagram only allows shorter length videos.
I did end up putting the video on YouTube, but I only filmed it in a vertical format. (Sorry!) You can find it below or the link on YouTube HERE.
The video is in fast forward and doesn’t have audio explanations, so if you’d like more detail on how to put a gingerbread house together, you can find that video HERE.
Gingerbread House Icing Recipe
For an explanatory video on how to make gingerbread house icing, see this post HERE.
You can find my favorite royal icing recipe here. The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness for flooding cookies (the walls of the gingerbread house).
Complete Guide to Royal Icing PDF
You can also find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency HERE.
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Recipe
For a video on making gingerbread dough, click HERE.
You can also find an illustrated version of my recipe HERE.
Template for Gingerbread House
HERE is the template I used to cut the gingerbread house pieces out, along with a video on assembling the gingerbread house.
Notes About this Gingerbread House
Loops or Royal Icing Stringwork
The loops at the front and the back of the house are made with thick royal icing, called stringwork. You can find a more detailed video on how to make stringwork HERE.
Royal Icing Transfers or Floodwork
The wreath, jube jubes, gingerbread man faces and peppermint candies are all royal icing transfers. You can find more detail on how to make them HERE.