The Elf Gingerbread House was created when I needed a quick and easy gingerbread house for a gingerbread party/fellowship at a local church. Most of the participants were very new at gingerbread house decorating, and many had never used a pastry bag!
The Cal Young Gingerbread House is inspired by the real house located at 1610 Cal Young Street, in Eugene, Oregon. While I liked the size and style of the house, I didn’t like the front porch. So I didn’t include it in the template.
There is something wonderful to be said about decorating a gingerbread house for Halloween!
While I love, love, LOVE the splendor of a white Christmas, and all that goes with it… Santa, reindeer, red and green everything, and WHITE snow that just warms my heart… there is something wonderful to be said about decorating a gingerbread house for Halloween.
A quick Google search will provide a plethora of recipes for Royal Icing, used to construct a Gingerbread House. They are all pretty much the same with small variations in amount of water, which will always be a variable from day to day anyway.