One of the most iconic Holiday traditions is decorating a festive gingerbread house with loved ones. It can be intimidating to bake your gingerbread house pieces from scratch, then make all of your royal icing and assemble it into something stable. Luckily, Sprinkle Pop has the perfect sprinkley solution for you: Sprinkle Gingerbread House Kits! They come with everything you need to build and decorate an eye-catching gingerbread house like this:
These kits have it all. Gingerbread house pieces that are perfectly baked, royal icing mix that you can whip up with just a few tablespoons of water, the perfect holiday sprinkle mixes, and they even include piping bags and tips for flawless decorating. The sprinkles that come with the kit are the ever-colorful Fahoo Fores and the prettiest Winter Wonderland sprinkles. You can use both on your gingerbread house to create the design pictured, or mix it up by adding some extra holiday candy. The (winter) sky's the limit with these Sprinkle Gingerbread House Kits.
The best part about these kits is that they’re incredibly easy to put together. The royal icing mix is really pipeable and sturdy, so you end up with a pretty gingerbread house that won’t collapse on you. After whipping up the royal icing, you can tint it with food coloring and even add extra water to thin it out for piping intricate decorations. It’s a really flexible mix, perfect for customizing to your liking.
Here’s a quick video to how you the decorating and assembly process before I walk you through the steps below:
You Will Need
Step 1: Prepare The Royal Icing
Place the royal icing mix into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (alternatively you can use a hand mixer). Add 2 Tbsp of water, then turn the mixer on high and let it whip up for about 7 minutes, until peaks form.
From here, you can divide the royal icing up into separate bowls for color mixing. I chose to color about 3 Tbsp of the royal icing pink to create a colorful front door of my gingerbread house. Then, I colored a few more Tbsp green to pipe a wreath on top of the front door. For the pink royal icing, I also mixed in a few more drops of water to thin it out just a little bit.
Place your royal icing into the piping bags. The Sprinkle Gingerbread House Kit comes with piping bags and tips, but I used Wilton Tip 2 for my pink icing and some of the white icing, Wilton Tip 199 for my green icing, and Wilton Tip 4B for some more of my white icing. For the rest of the white icing, I placed it into a piping bag with a tiny opening snipped off, just for the assembly process.
Step 2: Decorate The Gingerbread House Pieces
One by one, decorate the gingerbread house pieces with your piping bags and sprinkles. For the front of the house, I created a pink front door, then piped some white dots around it before placing some of the smaller sprinkles from the Fahoo Fores mix. Then, I piped a green wreath with Wilton Tip 199 onto the front door and continued piping and decorating with more of the sprinkles. I used the Winter Wonderland sprinkles toward the bottom of the house to make it look like sparkly snow drifts.
For the roof pieces, I piped some white royal icing in a drip pattern and then filled it all in with Winter Wonderland sprinkles.
And for the side pieces, I continued with the Winter Wonderland snow drifts along the bottom edges, then filled in the windows with piped dots using Wilton Tip 2.
When you’re finished decorating, allow the pieces to dry for a few hours until they’re firm enough to the touch for assembly.
Be sure to store the remaining royal icing in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry up on you. In the meantime, you can pop on a Holiday movie and snuggle up with some cocoa!
Step 3: Assemble The Sides of the Gingerbread House
Once your gingerbread house pieces are dry, it’s time for assembly. Add some royal icing into a piping bag with about ⅛ inch opening snipped off the end, then add a line of royal icing along the edge of the side piece that connects with the front of the house. Add another line of royal icing along the side of the front piece of the house that will connect with the side, then press them together at a 90 degree angle.
Pipe royal icing along the edges of the other side pieces that connect, then press them all together to form the base of your house.
Let the pieces dry together for about 12 hours before moving on to the next step. In the meantime, be sure to store your extra royal icing in an airtight container.
Step 4: Add The Roof
Now that the base of your house is nice and sturdy, it’s time to add the roof and make it a home. Pipe royal icing along the top edges of your house, then along the places of your roof that the house will connect with.
Press each piece of the roof onto the house gently. The royal icing should hold it in place perfectly.
Step 5: Continue Decorating
With your gingerbread house assembly complete, all that’s left to do is keep adding those festive touches. I piped some white royal icing with Wilton Tip 4B all along the roof lines, then added the larger sprinkle balls from the Fahoo Fores mix to make it look like Christmas lights.
Next, I decided to create an entire Wintery scene by piping a walkway up to the house and covering it with more Fahoo Fores sprinkles. Then, I used Wilton Tip 4B to pipe little mounds of snow all around the front yard and sprinkled Winter Wonderland all over it. This part is totally optional, but I just couldn’t help myself.
And just like that, you’ve got the best gingerbread house on the block! Be sure to pick up a Sprinkle Gingerbread House this Holiday season for some festive (and sprinkley!) fun.
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