Don't let all your hard work on your gingerbread house go to waste because it collapses due to too soggy, weak icing. Make sure your gingerbread house lasts as long as the holiday season - or whenever you give in to your sweet tooth - by making sturdy royal icing.
Royal icing is the delicious and tough stuff you need to decorate Jennifer Verrill's festive Gingerbread House. Thick and sticky, it holds Sturdy Gingerbread dough in perfect position to add your favorite candies. Fill pastry bags with vibrantly colored icing and have fun (and maybe a bit of a mess) with your kids. They'll ? you for the experience. Learn how to make it in this how2heroes video.