No Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids

No Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids

Language: English

Pages: 64

ISBN: 142360590X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

No more complex store-bought kits. No more lopsided barn that was supposed to be Prince Charming's castle. Just fun with the family while constructing fanciful gingerbread houses with graham crackers, frosting, cookies, and candies of all varieties. With No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids, everyone from budding gingerbread architects to accomplished food designers can have fun with this new take on an old-favorite. Every holiday and even ordinary days can be spiced up with the graham cracker building blocks and straightforward instructions that make these creations easy and enjoyable for the whole family!

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Candy, Candy! The projects in this book have suggestions of what candy to use so that your house looks the same as the one in the photo. But if you have an idea for a different color or shape of candy for the house you’re making, go for it! The best part of making gingerbread houses is using your imagination and playing with different candies to come up with a cool design that’s all your own. You can use any candy you want, with one exception: taffy. After taffy is unwrapped, it will eventually

“melt” and run down the sides of your house. Trust me—it doesn’t look good! Now that you know some tips and tricks and important information, go have some fun, be creative, and build some really cool no-bake gingerbread houses. The Houses Easy Candy Cottage Graham crackers (see diagrams below) 1 batch white royal icing Decorations Sour Skittles jelly fruit slices candy canes peppermints gumdrops Using royal icing, “glue” the house together with the vertical

down onto a piece of sour straw. Use pieces of gumdrops instead of icing to “glue” the tulips together. Spread green icing around the windmill to make the meadow. Stick the tulips into the green icing. 5 windmill sides Tiki Hut 1/2 batch brown royal icing 1/2 batch royal icing divided into hot pink, turquoise, yellow, purple, and green Graham crackers (see diagrams below) Shredded Wheat Decorations pretzel sticks pretzel rods Andes Mints spearmint leaves orange

upwards, make more layers using fewer sugar cubes each time until you just have one cube at the top. As you make the layers, “glue” down the cubes with icing and spread the cubes out evenly along the layer beneath. Make the entrance to the igloo using three layers of two cubes on each side. Cover the top with lots of icing. Fill in the gaps between all the cubes with icing. Make the penguins by cutting the tops and sides off white gumdrops to reveal the sticky inside. Make wings from pieces of

slices, red icing, and green sour straws. Make the front door using two pieces of red Fruit Stripe gum, cutting the top corners into a rounded shape. Add a cinnamon candy for a doorknob and an apple gummy ring for a wreath. Make garlands across the rooflines using green icing. Make bushes using spearmint leaves. Make a tree using an upside-down waffle cone and thin layers of spearmint leaves. “Glue” Sour Skittles to the tree for ornaments. Make a path in front of the house using peppermints.

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