If you're wondering how to make gingerbread house icing, I made a really good batch this year! Plus I put together a really fun gingerbread scene, if I do say so myself.
I make a coconut oil-based gingerbread recipe for house-making, and I just measured the sizes I wanted for the walls and roof of my 2 cabins, and shaped some logs to build an outhouse and for putting around the fire pit.
The skating pond is my favorite part, with a clay skating figure I made and attached to a magnet so that she can skate around the pond. The magnetic setup was a brilliant idea from a friend, and I plan to keep the skater for use in future years :)
I also have a little clay figure of the Nauta's dog who passed away. I have a friend who makes custom clay figures, as cake toppers and Christmas ornaments, and I had her make this one of Blue so that he could hang out on the tree every year.
The snow is shredded coconut, somewhat ground up, and the trees are trimmings from our Christmas tree, a hedge and a flower of some kind.
I wanted to have some kind of fun to make the house unveiling a bit of an event, rather than just 'Here it is! Eat away.'
You'll have to watch the video to see what I came up with, and hear the musical accompaniment from Phil's parents.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes more than enough for 2 cabins and an outhouse.
Let me know if you try out this icing, and if you make your own house! It's so much fun :)