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To make your own icing: If you want to make your own icing, royal Icing can also be used to assemble and decorate your Gingerbread House. Try our gingerbread house icing recipe for your own homemade gingerbread royal icing.
To store icing: Store remaining icing in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Before reusing, re-whip the icing using a paddle attachment on low speed until it’s back to the desired consistency.
Using cornstarch, confectioners sugar, or granulated sugar when assembling or decorating:
Side panels tips:
Tips on adding the roof:
Tips for adding decorations to your gingerbread house:
Room Temperature: Temperature can greatly affect the longevity of your gingerbread house. If your kitchen is warm or the temperature is humid, the icing may melt or fall off your gingerbread house.
Is my gingerbread house edible? Wilton gingerbread house kits are edible; however, we suggest keeping it in a cool, dry place and keeping it covered with plastic wrap at night to prevent dust from settling on your house. Your gingerbread house is edible for up to 5 days after decorating.
How to preserve a gingerbread house: Once decorated, you can spray your house with clear acrylic spray or reinforce the inside of the house with cardboard cut to fit the pieces of each panel. Hot glue the cardboard to the inside of the house as you assemble. Keep in mind if you use these tactics to preserve your house, it will no longer be edible.