Making fresh gingerbread and creating a beautiful house sounds awesome. But a lot of us don’t want to or have the time to go through the process of baking the gingerbread. Thankfully, there are graham crackers and they work perfectly as a gingerbread replacement in building a gingerbread house. If you’re hungry for a gingerbread house, but don’t want to put the effort into creating a more traditional one, this is the perfect approach.
So, here’s how you do it:
Start by gathering your supplies and ingredients:
– Graham crackers
– Royal icing
– Small sharp knife
Use the graham crackers as the base of your house (the walls and roof). The roof can be cut into diagonals with a knife. Shape your house using icing as glue.
Pipe icing along the top edges of the graham cracker house to make a cute icicle effect. Decorate the roof and sides with as much and whatever candies and sprinkles as you please. You can add bright colored candies, or chocolate pieces, sprinkles, or sugar. The possibilites are endless!
Once the main house is complete, you can decorate the platter, cutting board, or whatever the house is built on. You can add coconut snow to the yard, candy cane pillars, marshmallow pillows – whatever your heart desires.
If the graham crackers start to break while building, use icing to hold them back together.
Check out the video for a full tutorial:
Have you ever made a graham cracker gingerbread house before? What do you think? Let us know!