One of the saddest things that can happen once you've painstakingly piped a gallon of icing onto a gingerbread house, delicately applied each and every little gumdrop, and formed the marshmallow snowmen is that it collapses because the dough isn't hard enough.
So check out this video to learn how to bake sturdy gingerbread dough.
Jennifer Verrill whips up a batch of gingerbread dough as the perfect canvas for a Gingerbread House in this how2heroes video. Her dough bakes up nice and sturdy, so you can add tons of icing and loads of candy. Molasses, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon smell great as they create cool building blocks for a creatively-decorated edible gift, centerpiece or just fun holiday dessert.