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.)
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.
After the flood was dry, I piped on the red detail.
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.
Once all the pieces were dry, I assembled the house onto a 6″ round cake board.
I put some finishing touches on using candy hearts.
I transferred the finished house onto a platter and surrounded it with various candies.
Check out the video below showing the process from beginning to end. Hope you give it a try!
Happy Gingerbreading! – Linda