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What do you use as a base for a ginger bread house?

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Hurr1cane Mon 22-Dec-14 13:14:07

So, we went into town and bought a 'crispie house' kit, but it says Ice the base and there's no mention of a base apart from when the instructions say to ice it? What do I use for a base?

jellyandsoup Mon 22-Dec-14 13:16:07

We have build ours on a wooden chopping board

Hurr1cane Mon 22-Dec-14 13:17:48

I have a chopping board smile will just anything do then? It's the first time I've attempted anything like this.

RyanAirVeteran Mon 22-Dec-14 13:21:16

Chopping board.

Hurr1cane Mon 22-Dec-14 13:25:37

Brilliant smile thanks

Saz12 Mon 22-Dec-14 22:26:02

I use a placemat. But only because I've no spare chopping board!

MrsLindor Mon 22-Dec-14 22:31:45

Cake Board

MeAndMySpoon Mon 22-Dec-14 22:34:14

I use a cake board and saw a hole out of the bottom with the breadknife, so I can stick a little battery tea light or similar there and turn it on. <over-achiever>

Cooki3Monst3r Mon 22-Dec-14 22:41:10

Oooh meandmyspoon very flash! smile

So glad we're talking gingerbread houses - I'm attempted my first one with the dc's tomorrow. Was going to use a cake board iced with fondant icing (only because it's in the cupboard anyway) and then all kind of 'snowed' up with the royal icing I'll be using for the glue.

(It is royal icing for the glue, isn't it? Stuff you make with egg whites?)

Cooki3Monst3r Mon 22-Dec-14 22:41:57

Actually meandmy, I am completely going to steal that idea!

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