Valentine’s Day House

Valentine’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to show that gingerbread isn’t just for Christmas.  Here’s how I made mine, and check out the video at the bottom of the post to see it come to life.
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First I rolled out the dough and cut out my pieces with my gingerbread house cutters.  (Here’s a template for the same size house.)

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For this house, I treated the gingerbread like big cookies and flooded the front, back and both sides.  I added the windows and door while the royal icing was wet.

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After the flood was dry, I piped on the red detail.

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For the roof, I used a paintbrush (that I use only in the kitchen) to apply the royal icing and then sprinkled with white sanding sugar.

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Once all the pieces were dry, I assembled the house onto a 6″ round cake board.

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I put some finishing touches on using candy hearts.

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I transferred the finished house onto a platter and surrounded it with various candies.

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Check out the video below showing the process from beginning to end.  Hope you give it a try!

Happy Gingerbreading! – Linda

 


2 Comments on Valentine’s Day House

  1. Mary Alvarado
    February 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm (4 years ago)

    So cute Linda. And I loved the video to see exactly how it is done. Are you using a plastic bottle with piping tips when decorating instead of a bag?

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    • Linda
      February 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm (4 years ago)

      Yes! I have found that when I am piping a lot of details, it’s easier using a small bottle with a piping tip. It gives more control and you hold it somewhat like a pen. The bottles can be found with candy making supplies and come with the same type coupler that you would use with a bag. – Linda

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