Super Hold Gingerbread House Icing

Super Hold Gingerbread House Icing

Decorating a Gingerbread House is one of the holiday traditions many families look forward to each year. The key to a great creation is using a Gingerbread House Icing that will hold up your decorations and act like a glue easily adding your decorations to the gingerbread house. We’ve tried regular icings and frosting, others just won’t do. This recipe for a super hold icing works perfectly for decorating your Gingerbread House!

Designing your own gingerbread house is so much fun with this easy to make super hold icing that works like a charm! One of my favorite Christmas holiday traditions both the kids and adults can enjoy!

Gingerbread House Super Hold Icing

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Meringue
  • 1/4 cups Water
  • Extra water, add 1 teaspoon at a time as needed

gingerbread-house-frosting2081Directions:

Combine powder sugar and meringue in mid-size bowl.

Add 1/4 cup water and mix well with a fork until well mixed.

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If mixture is crumbly add water 1 tsp at a time to thin mixture to proper consistency. Mix well after each tsp. Mixture should be sticky not runny. If too much water is added you can add powder sugar in small amounts to absorb excess water.

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Place frosting in piping bag or freezer bag and snip corner to use as piping bag.

Note: Frosting will dry in 4-6 hours and be fully set overnight.

gingerbread-house-frosting2097Once you’re icing is ready, now the fun can begin! Pull out all the candy varieties and let the kids have a blast decorating their own dream candy houses. Let them sit out on display through the holidays, or gobble them up throughout the season.

Super Hold Gingerbread House Icing Recipe

Super Hold Gingerbread House Icing
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Note: Frosting will dry in 4-6 hours and be fully set overnight.
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Recipe type: Kid Friendly
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 2.5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Meringue
  • 1/4 cups Water
  • Extra water, add 1 teaspoon at a time as needed
Directions:
  1. Combine powder sugar and meringue in mid-size bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well with a fork until well mixed.
  3. If mixture is crumbly add water 1 tsp at a time to thin mixture to proper consistency. Mix well after each tsp. Mixture should be sticky not runny. If too much water is added you can add powder sugar in small amounts to absorb excess water.
  4. Place frosting in piping bag or freezer bag and snip corner to use as piping bag.

What are your favorite candies to use on your Gingerbread Houses?

One Comment

  1. Bill S

    This sounds like strong icing!! This is normally the down fall of my houses, the walls won’t stay together.

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