The evening before, we’d made a little trip to the store to pick up gobs of candy and the other supplies we needed. The girls stood around salivating while we got everything set up.
We made a double batch of royal icing (a few minutes after I snapped this photo, we transferred it to the KitchenAid so it could just beat on its own instead of using the hand beater) to attach the candy to the houses.
gingerbread house icing recipe
The recipe is super simple:
3 egg whites (at room temperature – this is important)
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Beat everything together for 8-10 minutes on medium-high speed until it’s very very thick and doesn’t ribbon down from the beaters when you pull them out of the icing.
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