How to Make a Gingerbread House | Expert Advice
Beyond the Neccos
For as long as gingerbread houses have been around, the Necco Wafer, it seems, has been a staple decoration. But Robbins encourages bakers to experiment with other options. Triscuit crackers make good roofing shingles, while Frosted Mini Wheats give the place an even more rustic look. A stack of pretzel sticks becomes a handsome outdoor log pile, while ice-cream cones and a little green icing make perfect fir trees. Get creative, Robbins recommends, and don’t be afraid to goof up. “Icing covers up almost any mistake,” she says.
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