Take a break from the holiday chaos with a fun and festive project that the whole family can get in on! Expert cookie artist Stephanie Kappel guides you step by step to create a homemade gingerbread house with piped door frames, window panes and more. Using Stephanie’s exclusive designs and techniques, you can easily put your house together whether you’re an advanced decorator or just starting out. She even provides options for a pre-baked house and candy-heavy version. Get ready to decorate and celebrate your new annual holiday tradition!
Like any well-designed home, your gingerbread house starts with a good foundation. Stephanie helps you build a ground floor of success by sharing her tips for straight sides, flat roofs and level decorating surfaces. (If you’d like, you can use a pre-baked house instead.) And, learn how to make holiday wreaths and festive window boxes to give your house sweet curb appeal.
Once the foundation is set, bring your house to life as you learn how to flood cookies with icing for the doors, windows and siding. Then, Stephanie shows you how to make holiday-themed accent cookies, and use mini sandwich cookies to create a tiled roof. They're as much fun to make as they are to eat!
Finish decorating your house by piping details like door frames and window panes, then attach the window boxes and shutters (this is a great step for kids to help with). Not quite ready to tackle so many details? No problem! Stephanie's got a candy-decorated version that’s just as sweet and delicious.