How To: Decorate gingerbread houses with royal icing for Christmas

Decorate gingerbread houses with royal icing for Christmas

Assembling a gingerbread house is the bread and butter of a lot of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations, but anyone who has tried to do so on limited time knows it's harder than it looks.

So do yourself a favor and check out this video to learn how to ice a gingerbread house easily and professionally.

This is one of the many ways you can decorate a gingerbread house. You can use any recipe for the gingerbread. We cut out shapes with a blunt knife before baking. Royal icing is made by adding egg whites to icing sugar. In the UK, look out for purple boxes of royal icing sugar in supermarkets and then make it according to instructions . You are looking for a toothpaste (or soft peak in technical terms) consistency.

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