A step-by-step guide to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project
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Let there be light
Push a few LED battery tea candle lights (available from Amazon) or some fairy lights through the back door – you can use the gingerbread piece you cut away to block the hole, so that all the light stays inside. Be careful if you use fairy lights, however, these emit heat – so don’t leave them on for too long.
Create a winter wonderland
Crush up lots of mint imperials by putting them in a large sandwich bag and bashing with a heavy rolling pin. Then mix with equal quantities of desiccated coconut and icing sugar – you can even add a pinch of edible glitter, if you like, for a magical sparkle. Set on a board or a plate and spread this mixture around the cottage to create a snowy scene.
Making a template
To make our snowy gingerbread cottage, download our template and follow the method and steps above.