Here is a step by step guide on making the prefect Gingerbread house.
1)Pick the style and them that you want your gingerbread house to look like. Make sure that it is a design that you are able to decorate. Finding all the recipes you would like to use for the gingerbread house. Make sure you remember not to eat all the ingredients for the gingerbread house, that way you have enough ingredients to make it.
2) Gingerbread House Dough Recipe: you can use dough, but it takes 30 minutes to an hour to make its much easier to get gram-crackers and use that for the foundation of your gingerbread house.
3)Royal Icing Recipe: you can use any icing, but make sure that it has stiff enough so that it will hold the gingerbread house together.
4)How to Assemble a Gingerbread House: All you really need to do is find a design and cut out the parts that you would like to use for it. Find some cardboard and use the icing to keep the house from falling apart. Also use it for the foundation, so that way the foundation what fall apart.
5) Making the roof of the house is extremely simple, cut out a piece of cardboard and there is a basic three-piece pattern to follow. Cut out two gable sides, then use tow long sides and this will make two roofs for your gingerbread house.
6)How to Decorate a Gingerbread House: Decoration Time, get all the different types of candy that you would like to use to put on your gingerbread house. Take the piece of candy and stick on the icing. If you wish to make windows and a door, you can either make them with candy or you may use icing.
7) When you finished give the it about 15 or 20 minutes before you begin to eat it.