A List Maker's Life: Huff and Puff, You Won't Blow This House Down

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Huff and Puff, You Won't Blow This House Down

Decorating a gingerbread house is a sweet memory every year...

...after the icing issues have been smoothed over!

It is almost impossible to get the right consistency using the simple directions on the icing box. Just as impossible to wait for the icing to set enough to hold the walls together. Thank goodness the kids had help on this project from the more patient parents - their grandparents.

Too late to use this year, I will be making note for next year of a "mom tip" I just heard.
What's the trick to making it stick?
Honey.
Supposedly, after microwaving honey for a short 12 seconds on high it becomes the perfect wall paste for the house. In addition to holding its texture and adequately adhering any treats, it is a healthier option if the kids decide to munch on the house after the holidays. (That however is not something I would encourage!)

If you still have a gingerbread house to assemble this season I would love to hear if it works for you.

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