*I used Martha’s recipe for gingerbread, but cut it in half and reduced the amount of pepper. Find the lollipop sticks, decorating bag, coupler, tips and sprinkles in the craft store. You may find the food coloring there, too, but I prefer Americolor soft gel pastes, Bright White. For tips on finding supplies, click HERE.
step one: bake your cookies
Prepare gingerbread dough, chill, roll out on a floured surface according to the recipe. Use the templateto cut out the sides and roof of the house. Bake according to recipe and let cool.
step two: prepare your frosting
Prepare royal icing according to recipe and brighten with white food coloring. Prepare a frosting bag with a coupler and size “3″ tip, fill with icing and tie closed with a rubber band.
step three: assemble your house
Use the icing as glue to assemble the house. Let dry completely.
step four: decorate your house
Decorate however you like. I used the white icing with a size “2″ tip for details and coated the roof with sprinkles.
step four: make a pop
Skewer a marshmallow on its side (the rounded side, not the flat part) and insert into the house.
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