How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a Gingerbread House with Kids | Making the Gingerbread HouseConstructing the Gingerbread House | Decorating the Gingerbread HouseStoring the Icing
Gingerbread houses are fun to make and a chance to use your creative abilities.
This is a very simple frosting design pattern but should be used with a thicker type of frosting, such as cream cheese frosting. The pattern would not hold up very well on a light fluffy frosting. The design makes for a simple background that is nice for other decorating to be added. It can also be used as a simple finish on its own.
Meringue Frosting is made by whipping egg whites and sugar together to create a light and fluffy frosting. The meringue frosting is used to frost cakes and cupcakes but is also used as a piping to decorate desserts. A pastry bag is used with a star, fluted, or plain nozzle to create rosettes, strips of piping, nests, and other decorative designs on cakes, cupcakes, and many other types of desserts. Meringue frosting can also be added to pies and tarts and then cooked in a hot oven for a short period of time to give it a browned, crisp outer surface with a soft fluffy inside.
Ganache Frosting is a type of frosting that does not require any additional decorating unless desired. It provides an elegant finish to the cake on its own. It is typically used as a glaze, which is poured over a single layer chocolate cake, providing a shiny, delightfully rich looking cake. If desired, you can add an additional decorative touch by drizzling with chocolate, adding chocolate curls, topping with strawberries or raspberries or whatever you feel is appropriate for the occasion.
When it comes to cake decorating many of us just scoop the frosting on the cake and spread it around the best we can. Sometimes the cake doesn't turn out too bad and other time it can be a struggle to end up with a frosted cake that is presentable.