Building a gingerbread house is one of the most highly anticipated, roll-up-your-sleeves DIY food projects of the holiday season. Especially if you’re the culinary whiz behind our Test Kitchen team, Sarah Farmer. Sarah has crafted every type of gingerbread creation imaginable, from a simple bungalow and country church to a ski chalet and Western ranch. At the mere mention of gingerbread house ideas, her eyes get all twinkly and she says, “Gingerbread houses just make ya smile, don’t they?”
Yes, they do. And we’re all about generating holiday cheer, so we asked Sarah to share her most inspired gingerbread house decorating hacks.
Cover your table with brown craft paper to make quick cleanup of any sugary messes. Use a muffin tin to hold your candies and add-ons for no-fuss decorating.