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How to Assemble a Gingerbread House

How to build a gingerbread house--start to finish

Want to learn the best way to build your gingerbread house? With no collapsed roof or uneven walls? Yes, please! Follow our directions as we show you how to build your house using the Wilton Ready-to-Decorate Gingerbread House Kit.

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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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How to Assemble a Gingerbread House is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible, terrible,terrible My house fell apart 3 times (age 10). It was a catastrophe (age 8) It was worse than a catastrophe. My granddaughters and I followed all of the directions and it just didn't work according to directions and video. I even shaved the entire roof to make it lighter so it wouldn't no avail. We have already made three attempts and are not optimistic.....pretty sure the roof will collapse again. Would love one of Santa's elves to appear with a ready made house. Never again! By the way, does Wilton refund the purchase price?
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Crumbles It looks like it's exactly what I want. I can't cut the pieces apart withouot thm falling apart. What kind of knife do you use? I would recommend it if I could put it together!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gingerbread House - simple with instructions! Great video showing where to place the icing. I know it's Royal Icing, but the instructor didn't say it.
Date published: 2017-12-10
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