* gingerbread house poppers

Posted on December 31st, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Projects with Instructions.

Our contribution to a New Year’s Eve potluck: gingerbread house poppers. Mark thought it would be funny to make gingerbread houses you could eat whole. Like you were a monster or something. We used the gingerbread cake recipe from December 2004 Martha Stewart, plus bought cream cheese frosting. Make the gingerbread, let it cool, and chill it in the fridge. Chilling it makes it easer to cut up. The cake should be about an inch thick. Use a bread knife to cut the cake into 1 inch cubes. Cut some cubes on a diagonal for the roofs. Use a generous dallop of icing to glue the roof to a cube. Pipe on the doors and windows with a tiny tip. Once you have a little village, sift powdered sugar over the roofs. Devour accompanied by monster growls and screaming noises.

We experimented with candy doors and windows, but they either didn’t taste good with gingerbread (sour gummy ribbons) or they were the wrong scale (Necco wafers). Sidenote: if you want to use Necco wafers for anything like this, they’re really easy to cut to size. Just use a serrated knife to score, and snap right along the score.




11 Responses to “gingerbread house poppers”

  1. Johanna Says:

    I love your little houses. I also made small villages instead of a big house and used sprinkle candy(the kind you have on icecream or cookies) and roasted shaved almonds for decoration. It was fun because I could make so many details with them. I’ll try to add a link so you can see them. This was the 6th little village I made so I was a little tired when I decorated.

  2. anna Says:

    i love them so very much they are so good

  3. D.G. Says:

    you can also make this recipe with brownies mix.

    Very good idea these miniature houses.

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  5. Katherine Says:

    Would like the recipe and instructions on Martha’s big Gingerbread house. I made one 12 years ago. I can’t find the instructions.

  6. Amy Says:

    look good

  7. Jessica C. Says:

    delicious!!!!! love them!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I [b]LOVE[b/] them!

  9. Elizabeth Says:

    These are adorable!

    On the topic of gingerbread houses… For anyone in the NC area there will be a Raleigh Gingerbread House Competition with significant prizes this year. The public is welcome to tour the display throughout the holiday season. More information is available at http://www.RaleighGingerbreadHouses.com.

  10. Lily Says:

    My kiddos will love this project! What a great way to spread some Gingerbread house joy!

  11. Heather Says:

    I was just surfing for some recipes to make these adorable morsels and came across a recipe from Martha Stewart, if anyone is looking for it specifically: http://whatsonmyplate.net/2007/12/17/martha-stewarts-gingerbread-cake-sans-chocolate-ganache/ . Otherwise, I also found a simpler recipe: http://www.squidoo.com/gingerbread-recipe .


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