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Assembling a Gingerbread House


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Step 1
Step 1

Join one side wall to one peaked wall. Pipe icing along the bottom of the side wall and along the bottom and inside of the peaked wall. Join the panels so that the side wall is positioned on the inside edge of the peaked wall. Press the sides together and attach to the base. Hold in place for several minutes until the icing begins to set.

Step 2
Step 2

Attach the other side wall and peaked wall in the same way.

Step 3
Step 3

Press together, and let dry at least one hour before going to the next step.

Step 4
Step 4

Pipe the icing along the roof angle of both peaked wall panels and along the top side walls. Pipe icing along one long side of one roof panel. (This will be the peak of the roof.) Position one roof section, so it meets the peaked wall and side wall edges.

Step 5
Step 5

Hold this half in place while you add the other roof section.

Step 6
Step 6

Adjust so that each side is evenly pitched and the center seam meets. Press and hold in place several minutes to allow the icing to set.

Step 7
Step 7

Let your house dry at least two to three hours before decorating.

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Assembling a Gingerbread House is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have always wondered about the gingerbread Kits and now I am really wantiing to try one. It certainly doesn't look too difficult! I think that the instructor is absolutely correct in pointing out that it takes a bit of pre-planning, but with a little bit of effort I can see that this would be a fun project to do with a child, IF the house was already pre-assembled, as children aren't great at waiting for things to dry. I am definitely going to try this one out this holiday with my favorite little friend!
Date published: 2011-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have fun, Buy extra candy I've assembled these houses for years and what people don't understand is that you really need to let the house sit for a few hours before you decorate it. I think it's great fun and they always turn out great as long as I buy plenty of extra candy. I think the house used to be bigger, and a larger cardboard base would be nice as well. But as long as you take your time and have fun - you really can't make a bad house! Just enjoy and don't take it too seriously! I also wrap mine in clear cellophane/acetate with a huge bow to give as gifts. Always a hit! Especially for my sister the teacher who brings it in after the holidays for the kids to break open like a piñata! I stuff the inside of the house with candy so everyone will have something to enjoy!!!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Instruction sheet not included in box Purchased the Wilton Gingerbread House Kit made exclusively from Michaels this season. Assembled with my elderly mother, she found it difficult to assemble and became bored. Unfortunately she ate all the decorative candy. This resulted in a visit to the ER, as she is a diabetic. I would not recommend this product for women over 74 that have lived in the midwest for over 10 years. They suffer from a short attention span.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased the Wilton Gingerbread Mini Village Kit. What a nightmare. I have done gingerbread houses before, so I have some experience. The main issue is the ready to use frosting..what a joke. This stuff wouldn't hold a tissue together. 3 hours later and it is still not dry. The little A-Frame house just falls over. I think I will make my own royal icing for the remainder of the little houses. I am very disappointed with this product.
Date published: 2014-12-18
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