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How To Build A Simple But Beautiful Gingerbread House

Updated on November 14, 2008

A Simple But Beautiful Gingerbread House Made Simply From Graham Crackers

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Here's A Simple Way To Build A Gingerbread House

Do you know what the secret is to building a great looking Gingerbread House. You simply use a box or several boxes of Graham Crackers to build your Gingerbread House. Using Graham Crackers you can quickly and easily assemble a Ginger Bread House or even a Ginger Bread Village. And remember that you can use a warmed sharp knife to cut other shapes from Graham Crackers. Just dip your knife in very hot water for a couple of minutes to warm it up. You can use graham cracker bears and animal crackers for decoration also.

Use a piece of cardboard that you have covered with white icing to build your Ginger Bread House or Ginger Bread Village on. You will need a couple of pastry bags with small tips to decorate your Ginger Bread House with. Licorice Sticks , Gum Drops , Candy Sprinkles and etc can all be used to decorate your Ginger Bread House with. You can use food coloring to dye your white icing various colors also. Just let your imagination run wild while you and your children have fun decorating your Ginger Bread House.  

Gingerbread House winners at Grove Park Inn

Use A Model Train In Your Ginger Bread Village

We use a small model train that looks like the North Pole Express in our Ginger Bread Village which we set up on a small table and it's a huge hit with everyone especially the children. We wrapped very small boxes like the kind matches come in and load the train down with these. When you turn the lights out in the room and you only have the train lights and a string of colored lights we use as the village lights it takes you away to another time and place. Really a little bit of Christmas Magic.

And be sure you check out the video to the right of the Ginger Bread House winners from the Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC. This shows you how much work some people put into their Ginger Bread Houses. There are some very pretty Ginger Bread Houses in that video.  

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      Alison-Jean 4 years ago from Egypt

      You make me feel like an imposter! I've just published on baking and decorating gingerbread men but shall put away my icing syringe and weep after seeing yours. Well Done!

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      TransferAmerica 5 years ago from Torrance, CA

      WOW that great gingerbread house is amazing. I would never have the patience to make it.

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      maddie 5 years ago

      you are so crazy i wont to know how to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      ujujuuujujujuj 5 years ago

      sooooooooooooooooooo big however made it

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Wow, you really put me to shame. I should have read this first before I made my gingerbread village.

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      Isabel 5 years ago

      very good ginger city!

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      Ashley Roberts 5 years ago

      That is freakin awesome i love it!!

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      RedFox 5 years ago

      It is really beautyful! Congratulations!^^

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      jayney 6 years ago

      wow the ginger house is ginourmous can u teach me how 2 make it plzplzplz!!!!!!!! id be scared to EAT IT!!!!

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      sarah wynn 8 years ago

      You are an inspirating to ginger bread makers everywhere.

      we salute you. keep up the festive fun