For many years, gingerbread houses have been made by families during Christmas season, as part of Christmas festivities. Families gather around the table go bake and decorate gingerbread houses and eat gingerbread cookies (Avey 2013). Some even participate in very competitive gingerbread house-making competitions. While these houses are very elaborate and take hours and hours of very hard work, basic gingerbread houses are very easy to make and decorate (Bauer).
When creating an edible gingerbread house, the first step that needs to be completed is to gather all of the materials needed to build and decorate the house. The materials needed are: half a cup (1 stick) of room temperature butter, half a cup of dark brown sugar, one fourth of a cup of light molasses or dark corn syrup, one tablespoon of cinnamon, one tablespoon of ground ginger, one and a half teaspoons of ground cloves, one teaspoon of baking soda, two cups of white all-purpose flour, two tablespoons of water, white chocolate, one pound of powdered sugar, two large white eggs, one teaspoon of vanilla, assorted candies, rimless cookie sheet, pastry bag (for icing), straight edged knife, thick paper, pencil, ruler, and scissors. Candies are going to be used to decorate the house and should be chosen wisely (Food Network).
Now the gingerbread for the gingerbread house can be started on. First, the butter should be creamed in a large mixing bowl. After the butter is creamed, the brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon,