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gingerbread house - recipe for icing?

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Tailtwister Fri 07-Dec-12 16:56:35

Yes, I think piping is the way to go. It needs to be fairly stiff to do that. If you think it's too runny then just add some more icing sugar.

Good luck! We're going to try one this year. Make sure you post a photo, I would love to see it.

propitia Fri 07-Dec-12 15:12:16

Thank you so much! Do you think that I will be able to pipe it to make the joins of the house? Obviously watching consistency...

Tailtwister Fri 07-Dec-12 14:29:11

I would use royal icing as it dries hard. You can buy the powered sugar from the supermarket (I think you just have to add water) or make your own using ordinary icing sugar, egg whites and lemon juice.

Here's Mary Barry's recipe, but this is to cover a 9 inch cake, so you would likely only need a third or half of the quantity depending on your design.

2 egg whites
500g sifted icing sugar
4 tsp of lemon juice

Whisk egg whites with a fork until bubbles form on surface
Add half icing sugar and lemon juice and beat until brilliantly white
Gradually stir in remainder of icing sugar until desire consistency

propitia Fri 07-Dec-12 13:17:31

That's it really -has anyone got a a good recipe for wsite icing to put together a gingerbread house- thank you!

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