For Amanda :-) and anyone else who is interested…
Gingerbread from my trusty Betty Crocker: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeId=34625
There is a frosting there that probably works great, but I used a different one.
- 2 egg whites slightly beaten
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of milk
Mixed well to the desired consistency. That is for the mortar to build the houses. After the houses are built with the thicker paste then you can add more milk to make it easier to squeeze out to ‘glue’ the candies on. Actually this amount of frosting was not quite enough for all the decorating we did so I whipped out a can of cake frosting I had in the cupboard and it seems to work just as well – with less mixing. Ha!