Yesterday we made up some Ginger Bread houses. Or “house” I should say. I did the foundational pieces to the house using graham crackers and a homemade royal icing… once it was built and ready to go, I then layered on more icing and let the kids have at it. Was fun. I must applaud myself on my building skills. Im terrible at decorating cakes but I thought I did pretty good with this!
- 2 pounds powder sugar
- 1 tsp. cream of tarter (this is key)
- 6 egg whites
- Put all of these ingredients into a mixer.
- Mix on high for 5-8 minutes or until icing begins to form peaks.
- Scoop out and place into icing bag and you are good to go! :)
A little tip too for putting icing into a bag. I use just a regular large ziplock. I place the zip lock into a large cup, kinda like you would a trash bag into a trash can… Then fill the bag with the icing til full. Zip shut. Snip off the tip and you are good to go. No need for fancy icing bags :) – this works perfect!