Are Wilton Gingerbread house kits edible?

Wilton gingerbread house kits are edible; however, we suggest keeping it in a cool, dry place and keeping it covered with plastic wrap at night to prevent dust from settling on your house. Your gingerbread house is edible for up to 5 days after decorating.

Do Wilton Gingerbread house kits expire?

Gingerbread houses – Most store bought gingerbread house kits, unopened, have a shelf life of 12 months if placed in the freezer. Once opened and decorated, a gingerbread house has about a month before it becomes uneatable.

What is the best way to stick a gingerbread house together?

Royal icing is the edible “glue” or mortar that holds a gingerbread house together and can be used to make fancy sugar decorations. It’s the best option for projects like gingerbread houses since, unlike buttercream frosting, royal icing will harden once dry.

How big is a typical gingerbread house?

The front (and back) is a standard house shape (ie, a rectangle with an isosceles triangle on top of it). The base is 9cm (3.6 inches), the short side height is 4cm (1.6 inches) and the total height to the point is 11cm (4.4 inches). The top pieces are simple rectangles 10cm x 9cm (4 x 3.6 inches).

Are gingerbread house kits safe to eat?

All Wilton gingerbread house kits are edible; however, we suggest keeping it in a cool, dry place and keeping it covered with plastic wrap at night to prevent dust from settling on your house.

Are gingerbread houses meant to be eaten?

Yes, gingerbread houses are supposed to be edible. They are made from edible parts, like the gingerbread itself, the icing, the candy.

Can you keep a gingerbread house for years?

You can keep a gingerbread house for years with proper storage. Our houses will stay fresh to eat for up to 12 months depending on how they are displayed and/or stored. Keep in mind that if you are displaying your decorated house, it will gather dust and other air particles.

How do you keep a gingerbread house from falling apart?

1) Take a tip from the hobby modeler’s toolkit, and use ‘t-pins’ to hold all the bits together until the icing dries. 2) Try frosting the roof first, while it is laying flat, then assemble to the walls, and use those t-pins to hold it until dry. 3) Use ‘royal icing’ instead of regular, (even if thickened).

How do you harden a gingerbread house?

Pop your cold baking tray directly into the hot oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until they start to turn dark brown at the edges. The cookies will still feel a little bit soft in the middle, but they’ll harden up when cool, so let them set completely before starting to build your houses.

Is the gingerbread house pattern free to download?

My gingerbread house pattern is free to download, and includes a pdf with the recipes, step-by-step instructions and photos! Be sure to print both pages of the pattern and cut out the pattern pieces before you begin. (You do not need to print the whole Ebook, just set your printer to print pages 16-17.)

How long do you bake gingerbread house pieces?

Bake 20-23 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool in pan 20 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. Cool pan completely. Repeat baking with remaining dough until all house pieces have been made.

What’s the best way to make a gingerbread mold?

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Lightly spray one side of Gingerbread Mold Pan with vegetable pan spray with flour; wipe excess out with paper towel. In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. In large saucepan, melt shortening; cool slightly. Stir in sugar, molasses and egg; mix well.

How to make a gingerbread house with frosting?

Allow gingerbread to cool completely before removing from the parchment paper. Place all ingredients in a metal mixing bowl. Beat until smooth and standing peaks (about 4-6 minutes). Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth as you use the frosting (this will help keep the frosting from drying out).